Face the State Flashback: Gore Campaigns in Hartford

It’s highly unlikely President Obama, Mitt Romney or their running mates will campaign in Connecticut during the presidential campaign, although they might come to the gold coast to raise money.   This is a blue state, and unless the President replaces Joe Biden on the ticket with Jerry Sandusky, it looks like Democrats will carry our state with ease.  It wasn’t always that way.

Presidential candidates used to come here often back in the days when Connecticut had an additional electoral vote, and used to be more competitive in presidential races.    

In this week’s Face the State flashback, we have some old video from September of 1992, when then vice-presidential candidate Al Gore came to Hartford.    You’ll see my live report from the campaign stop, introduced by Janet Peckinpaugh.    I was reporting from a cramped, noisy bakery, with bright sun pouring in the windows.

You can watch the entire flashback this Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State, only on Channel 3.

Also read:   http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/face-the-state-flashback-ted-kennedy-campaigns-in-connecticut/

and:  http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/face-the-state-flashback-1992-connecticut-presidential-primary/

UPDATE:  Here is the link:   http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7506998

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