SOUTHINGTON, Conn. – It must be pretty bad when your own mother, brother and sister won't vote for you.
Relatives of Connecticut State Representative Dennis Cleary say they are voting for his rival on Nov. 5, and they are urging others to so as well. They've even taken out a newspaper ad and put up signs supporting Cleary's Democratic rival.
The newspaper ad reads, "We're tired of Dennis ... Are you?"
Cleary, a Republican, is seeking a seventh term. His brother, Jude, said the family believes Dennis is "corrupt" and "self-serving."
Jude Cleary said the falling-out stems from Dennis Cleary's handling of his father's estate.
Dennis Cleary dismissed his family's comments, saying there have been sibling rivalries since Cain and Abel.