Over the past several months, we’ve had a steady parade of guests on Face the State who are running for the 5th congressional seat, currently held by Chris Murphy. There are eight announced candidates, with a possible ninth thinking about running. This week we are joined by Democrat Dan Roberti, of Kent.
Roberti worked for a homeless shelter and is the son of former state representative Vincent Roberti. He also worked with filmaker Ken Burns on a project about national parks.
Like several of his opponents, Roberti is a political newcomer, and this was his first appearance on Face the State. The big gun in the field of Democrats appears to be House Speaker Chris Donovan. I asked Roberti why voters should support him over Donovan. We also talked about why Roberti wants to go to Washington, and what he will do if he gets there.
Along with Donovan, the other Democrats running are Mike Williams and Elizabeth Esty. On the Republican side there are Lisa Wilson-Foley, Justin Bernier, Mark Greenberg, Mike Clark, and perhaps State Senator Andrew Roraback.
In case you missed it: here is the video