Esty & Roraback Promise Exciting Race in CT-5

VIDEO LINKS BELOW    Republicans didn’t want to run against Elizabeth Esty and Democrats didn’t want Andrew Roraback, but that is the race in Connecticut’s 5th district.   Both candidates are our guests on Sunday’s Face the State, and their order in the broadcast was determined by a flip of the coin.  

Both were asked about patching up things with their rivals after a brutal primary campaign.    Esty was called “Republican light,” and Roraback was tagged as “too liberal.”    During the taping, Roraback said his former opponents are now supporting him; Esty couldn’t say that.    Embattled House Speaker still has not endorsed her, and his name is slated to appear on the November ballot on the Working Families line.      We asked Esty how that could impact her race.     “I am confident we (Donovan and Esty) will be moving forward together,”  Esty told me.

We also talked about Roraback’s efforts to grab the independent voters who might be hesitant to vote Republican after six years of Democrat Chris Murphy.    Many of the same people who voted for Murphy, also voted for Roraback in his state senate races.

We questioned Esty about a problem she may have with progressives.      The state’s leading liberal Democratic blog, “My Left Nutmeg,” has compared Esty to Pinocchio.    

You can see the interviews in their entirety, this Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State, only on WFSB Channel 3.     Kevin Rennie, Duby McDowell and Brian Flaherty provide analysis.

Watch Roraback:   http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7625566

Watch Esty:  http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7625569

Watch McDowell, Flaherty, and Rennie:  http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7625574

6 replies »

  1. Dennis…My Left Nutmeg is a bunch of uncivilized bloggers. They are connected to Democracy for America and all the other left wing garbage and they are all connected to Ned Lamont and Ken Krayeske.The only Liberal blog that is worth reading is CT News Junkie because at least Christine Stuart is very thorough but objective.


  2. Dennis, you have a great show but when Kevin Rennie is on I turn the TV off. Have you ever read the hate he spews in his blog and column? You are better than associating with him.


  3. Why does Roarback “always” bring up Rowland’s name? Give it a rest and get on with your life. I’m a registered Repbulican, and I was very impresses with Esty…and I did not vote for Roarback in the primary. Dennis, I wish your show was on for an hour every Sunday!!!


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