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The Wheelhouse: Reassessing UConn's Football Program And The Role Of State Party Chair

Jun 26, 2019

Despite the many GOP losses in Connecticut races last election, state Republican insiders Tuesday night granted J.R. Romano a two-year extension as party chairman. In the end, only one challenger stepped up to oppose him. The vote wasn't even close.

This week, we take measure of how Romano managed to hold onto the post, the hurdles he faces to make GOP candidates more competitive, and the role of state party chairs at a time when campaign dollars increasingly flow from sources outside their control.

We also revisit UConn's costly quest to become a football powerhouse as it considers joining a reconstituted Big East Conference firmly built around basketball. Is it time to finally throw in the towel on the path to gridiron glory?

And we consider the implications of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes breaking with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on whether to move forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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