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Hill Faces Uphill Battle to the Ballot

Republican candidate for the U.S. senate Brian K. Hill certainly  caught the attention of journalists and politicos during the campaign, but not the attention of enough delegates to qualify for the primary on August 14th.    The attorney from Windsor now faces the daunting  task of collecting 8,315 signatures to get on the ballot.   During a taping of Face the State, Hill said his plan is to collect 10,000 signatures.

Hill’s petition drive is not a done deal yet.  He’ll talk with advisors, friends, and family and see if such an effort is feasible.      If not, he may have to take the path of another rising star, and the only other minority in the senate race,  Democrat William Tong.    Tong’s campaign wasn’t getting traction, so he endorsed Chris Murphy.    Party loyalty could help Tong in 2014, when he could seek another higher office.        

Some Republicans have told me Hill is what the party needs, and he, too has a bright future. 

Also this Sunday, we had analysis on the senate race from  Christine Stuart from CT News Junkie, Chris Powell from the Journal Inquirer,  and Ray Hackett from the Norwich Bulletin.

You can watch the Brian K. Hill interview right here:  http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7335533

Analysis from Stuart, Powell and Hackett right here:  http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7335544 

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2 replies »

  1. Anyone who voted for Obama in 2008 should not be running as a republican. If he was hoodwinked by Obama in 2008, imagine how starstruck he would be if called to the White House to meet him? I would not sign a petition for that reason. He should run as a democrat!

  2. We need to rethink who represents us in DC. Having Shays or McMahon in that seat is not what we need. Brian K. Hill would make a worthy candidate, and would represent CT honorably as a senator. We need to start sending more “real folks” like Hill to Washington. He has my support.

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