If the polls are accurate, then Sunday’s Face the State on WFSB was a preview of the November election to succeed Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate.
Both Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon taped individual interviews for Sunday’s broadcast, in advance of Tuesday’s big primary. Democrat Susan Bysiewicz and Republican Christopher Shays were on Face the State in the past few weeks.
Both Murphy and McMahon talked about their campaigns and took digs at each other. Murphy was also asked about embattled House Speaker Chris Donovan and his campaign to replace Murphy in CT-5. Despite a common belief that Murphy and Donovan supporters are one in the same, the Meriden Democrat must not have liked what the congressman had to say.
Last week, Donovan’s campaign sent out a mailer implying Murphy supports his candidacy. The mailer quotes Murphy saying “I do trust Chris Donovan, and I believe him. But during our Face the State taping, Murphy stressed he has not endorsed Donovan, and seemed to back away from that quote. “I hope he (Donovan) is telling the truth,” Murphy told me. Sounded like a downgrading to me, a smart move by Murphy in the event Donovan is charged in the scandal.
McMahon talked about her campaign and addressed some of the same issues that dogged her in 2010, namely favorability. We also talked about how her campaign is different than her last one.
You can watch the entire interviews right here: