For the first time since the 1990s, former state Republican party chairman Dick Foley and former state Democratic party chairman Ed Marcus got together during a taping of “Face the State” to debate politics. They used to be frequent guests of Duby McDowell on ”Face the State” when it was known as CT ’94, CT ’95 and so forth.
The two talked about the senate, gubernatorial, and congressional races. Marcus blasted Linda McMahon, and predicted Dick Blumenthal will go negative and defeat her easily, by a 10- 13 point margin.
Foley blasted Blumenthal, and said the last minute decision makers will break for McMahon and she will win by 5-6 points. He also said Jim Himes and Chris Murphy are in real trouble and Joe Courtney could be in trouble if Janet Peckinpaugh starts to raise more money.
The highlight, or lowpoint (depending on your perspective) of the exchange was when Marcus brought up the boats owned by gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley (no relation to Dick Foley) and McMahon. Marcus argued the names those boats were given by their owners should be an issue for voters.* We believe this to be the first time a certain word that rhymes with “witch” has been uttered on Face the State. Marcus accused Foley and McMahon of buying their nominations like they bought boats. The exchange between Foley and Marcus is entertaining to watch.
Tune in this Sunday at 11 for Face the State.
* the names of the boats were first reported here by Ken Dixon the Connecticut Post