Republican candidate for the U.S. senate Brian K. Hill certainly caught the attention of journalists and politicos during the campaign, but not the attention of enough delegates to qualify for the primary on August 14th. The attorney from Windsor now faces the daunting task of collecting 8,315 signatures to get on the ballot. During a taping of Face the State, Hill said his plan is to collect 10,000 signatures.
Hill’s petition drive is not a done deal yet. He’ll talk with advisors, friends, and family and see if such an effort is feasible. If not, he may have to take the path of another rising star, and the only other minority in the senate race, Democrat William Tong. Tong’s campaign wasn’t getting traction, so he endorsed Chris Murphy. Party loyalty could help Tong in 2014, when he could seek another higher office.
Some Republicans have told me Hill is what the party needs, and he, too has a bright future.
Also this Sunday, we had analysis on the senate race from Christine Stuart from CT News Junkie, Chris Powell from the Journal Inquirer, and Ray Hackett from the Norwich Bulletin.
You can watch the Brian K. Hill interview right here:
Analysis from Stuart, Powell and Hackett right here: