In recent days, Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski has ratcheted up the pleas for campaign donations. If more money doesn't come in quickly, he may be forced to curtail his television advertising blitz, Stefanowski's wife warned in an email to supporters.
This week, ahead of the first debate between the two major party candidates Wednesday night, we evaluate how Stefanowski and Democrat Ned Lamont are doing at this critical stage of the race, both financially and otherwise. Will the constant barrage of attack ads, from both sides, continue?
And with a half dozen Republican LGBTQ candidates running for state legislative seats this fall, can Connecticut's GOP counter Democrats' claim to be the party of inclusion? Can it retake control of the state House of Representatives?
Finally, we reflect on the accomplishments of local political strategist Ben Davol, who passed away over the weekend.
- Daniela Altimari - Statehouse reporter at the Hartford Courant (@capitolwatch)
- Bilal Sekou - Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hartford (@Bilalsekou)
- Dan Haar - Editor and columnist at Hearst Connecticut Media (@DanHaarColumns)