After four days of deliberations, a federal jury Tuesday deemed former Donald Trump campaign chairman and New Britain native Paul Manafort guilty of eight of 18 counts of tax fraud and other crimes.
This week we discuss the fallout from that verdict.
Meanwhile, here in Connecticut, the quest for Democratic and Republican party unity in the race for governor continues after the August 14 primaries.
Will Bob Stefanowski be able to enlist the Republican Party establishment he skipped over en route to winning the five-man GOP primary race?
One Stefanowski challenger licking his wounds is Tim Herbst. Herbst says the primary results taught him that, to run for governor in Connecticut, you need to be "independently wealthy" and not be saddled with the constraints of the state's public campaign financing program.
This week we assess what lies ahead for that program and state politics in general.
- Max Reiss - Political Reporter for NBC Connecticut (@MaxReiss)
- Khalilah Brown-Dean - Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University (@KBDPHD)
- Neil Vigdor - Political Reporter at the Hartford Courant (@gettinviggy)