The Governor's Race: Moving From The Superficial To The Substance

Jun 6, 2018

Welcome to the point in the election cycle when challengers go to great lengths to build name recognition and move up in position. You know, good old-fashioned mudslinging. 

In Joe Ganim's case, that includes disparaging Democratic gubernatorial front-runner Ned Lamont this past weekend for living in a mansion and having a bounty of bathroom options (apparently eight is more than enough).

Regardless of the inevitable campaigning, Connecticut's next governor will inherit many steep challenges. Today, we drill down on the ideas, or lack thereof, that have been put forward by the remaining candidates in the governor's race.

One of the biggest challenges is helping homeowners with crumbling foundations. The problem has gained the attention of U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. Will his visit to Connecticut on Monday finally yield a solution to the homeowners' financial woes? 

The Wheelhouse gets into the trenches to find out.


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