Secretary of the state Denise Merrill does not want another Bridgeport. The ballot fiasco in 2010 is still fresh in many people’s minds, and with election day complicated by Hurricane Sandy we were wondering what’s being done to insure a smooth election.
During a taping of Face the State that will air Sunday, Secretary Merrill talks about the power problems and their potential impact on voting on Tuesday. I also asked her if voters can be assured the process will be fair. Merrill endorsed Chris Murphy shortly after she took office, and her image is now on billboards encouraging people to vote. Complicating the issue of fairness this year in Bridgeport is a youtube video of Mayor Bill Finch guaranteeing a victory for Murphy, “even it takes days to count.” On Sunday, you’ll see Merrill explains what is being done on election day to avoid a repeat of two years ago.
Also on Face the State this Sunday, our analysts Duby McDowell and Brian Flaherty go through the congressional races and had a testy and spirited exchange about the senate race. It is “must see TV. ” I asked them to tell me what the most egregious thing Murphy and McMahon have said about each other in their ubiquitous ads.
Tune in for Face the State this Sunday morning at 11 only on WFSB Channel 3. Also, here is a preview of our flashback: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/face-the-state-flashback-president-ford-brings-76-campaign-to-hartford/
Watch Merrill, McDowell, and Flaherty right here:
part 1 http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7921758
part 2 http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7921776
part 3 http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7921787
I agree with what Duby McDowell said about “Linda fatigue” reappearing in this second campaign. I’m tired of McMahon’s negative commercials, and can’t wait until Wednesday. I’m sure most viewers feel the same. McMahon is running a brand marketing campaign, not a good political one. I question Linda McMahon’s ability to serve us well in the U.S. Senate, and I don’t know if she really cares about public policy.