When the Connecticut general assembly convenes in January, it will look vastly different from the current group of state lawmakers. There will be new legislative leaders and more than a dozen new faces in the house and senate. One of those is Connecticut’s very own Kennedy, and he was our guest this Sunday on Face the State.
Ted Kennedy, Junior, the son of the late Massachusetts senator, and nephew of President John Kennedy, was elected to represent the 12th senatorial district covering his hometown of Branford, Madison, Guilford, North Branford and Durham. On Sunday, we’ll talk about how Kennedy won his race, even in places where Republican Tom Foley beat Governor Malloy.
Kennedy’s candidacy was proof that he is a Connecticut guy, something many journalists in Massachusetts had trouble coming to grips with. Kennedy has lived here most of his life, having gone to college at Wesleyan University and law school at UConn. His wife Kiki is a native nutmegger, and they raised their family in Branford.
During our interview we talked about Kennedy’s agenda at the state capitol, what he learned from being a candidate, the Republicans likely attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act commonly called Obamacare, his future, and much more.
Watch part 1 of Kennedy interview here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10828668
Our flashback is a great old interview with the legendary Hartford Whaler Gordie Howe. Preview here: https://dennishouse.tv/2014/11/07/prayers-for-gordie-howe/
As you watch Face the State, you may wonder, “hey, why does Dennis look so scraggly lately?” I’m not shaving for the month of November, as part of the Movember movement to raise awareness for men’s health. I urge all men across Connecticut to get a physical exam and take care of themselves. I saw my doctor in September and then jumped into a big fitness kick. Check it out here: https://dennishouse.tv/2014/11/07/how-i-lost-a-whole-bunch-of-fat/