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Ralph Nader's letter to the Connecticut Attorney General asking for an evaluation of the New England Patriots stadium deal in Hartford

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
State of Connecticut

Dear Richard:

Since the proposed Patriots' deal involves a contract between the state of Connecticut and a private corporation, your office has a stake in both procedures and substance. You indicated in November that you were calling for the documents. What is your evaluation? Are the people of the state going to hear from you before or after the special session of the legislature tomorrow?

One of the reasons for an independently elected Attorney General is to give that office a base independent of the Governor and the legislature to a significant degree. You've just been elected in a landslide use the authority and the vigilance of your office to urge that the public and the authorities be given a decent interval of time to review this deal that was negotiated in secret and completed between welfare King Robert Kraft and Governor Rowland in an airplane hanger in Plainville, Connecticut.

We look forward to your speaking or making a statement. Taxpayer assets are at stake, among other issues.


Ralph Nader