Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is filing a protective order against fellow Democrat, and candidate for the U.S. Senate Lee Whitnum. Court records show the motion will be filed later today. Whitnum filed a slander suit against Malloy in 2010, alleging he referred to her as anti-semite.
It is unclear why Governor Malloy is seeking the order. Eyewitness News asked two aides to Malloy about the protective order, and both said they would get back to us. In the past, Malloy’s staff has refused to discuss any matters regarding the governor’s security or threats made against him.
During an appearance on Face the State ten days ago, Whitnum discussed the lawsuit, and allegations that she is an anti-semite. The Greenwich attorney has made opposing AIPAC and the Israel lobby a key part of her campaign. After the Face the State interview, the Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut had this to say:
“In our opinion, Ms. Whitnum invoked anti-Semitic canards, including allegations of Jewish control and accusations of dual loyalty. ” CT ADL
Whitnum also sought the Democratic nomination for the senate in 2010, and the nomination for the 4th congressional district in 2008. She is also known for being the one time girlfriend of 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, Senator from Massachusetts.
Lately, Whitnum’s lawsuits have kept her in the news. She sued the Town of Greenwich for allowing a bar mitzvah on town property, the Norwich Bulletin for excluding her from a debate, and the liberal blog, My Left Nutmeg.
You can watch the interview with Lee Whitnum right here: