It’s no secret we’ll have a red hot senate race this fall, and a tough fight for governor, but some of the congressional races in our state will also be must-see politics. State Republicans are hopeful they’ll pick up at least two congressional seats this November. This Sunday on Face the State, we’ll talk with two candidates who have their eyes on the two potentially vulnerable members of the Connecticut congressional delegation.
A recent Quinnipiac poll had some discouraging news for Democrats. President Obama’s approval ratings here in Connecticut have been in a steady decline for the past year, from 71 % in April 2009 to 50 % this month. It was 55 % in January. Should the trend continue, the President’s approval ratings will undoubtedly be in the 40s come the November election, hardly good news for Democrats trying to get re-elected. The sub- 50% area is a murky danger zone no politician wants to be in.
State Senator Dan DeBicella of Shelton, the Republican nominee running against freshman Congressman Jim Himes is well aware of this. On Sunday’s show, DeBicella lays out his strategy for beating Himes: linking him to President Obama, whose approval rating in the 4th district has now fallen below 50%.
Also on the program this Sunday: State Senator Sam Caligiuri, facing two term Congressman Chris Murphy in the 5th district. Caligiuri plans to tell voters that Murphy is more in step with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi than he is with the citizens of the 5th.
Tune in this Sunday at 11AM for “Face the State.”