Two years ago, Republicans hoped to use President Obama against Congressman Jim Himes in his battle for re-election in CT-4. Near the end of the campaign, the President came to Bridgeport, and it helped push Himes over the top.
This year, the economy is still in trouble, and President Obama’s approval rating in Connecticut is down considerably from the 2010 campaign. Question is, will Republicans try to link Himes to an unpopular president?
This Sunday on Face the State, we meet the second Republican to jump in the race for CT-4, financial executive Chris Meek. Meek laid out his strategy for trying to persuade voters to dump the two-term Democrat, and we asked him about whether he will try to tie the President’s problems to Himes.
Meeks also talked about a conversation he had with the last Republican to hold the seat, Chris Shays.
You can watch the entire interview, this Sunday morning at 11, only on Channel 3.
UPDATE: Here is the interview with Chris Meek http://www.wfsb.com/video?clipId=6474507&flvUri=&partnerclipid=&topVideoCatNo=221670&c=&autoStart=true&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage&clipFormat=flv