As a Republican wave swept the nation, Governor Dan Malloy did better than he had in the polls and was re-elected to a second term, besting his margin of victory from 2010. So what went wrong for his Republican opponent Tom Foley?
In an interview that aired Sunday on Face the State, Foley’s running mate shared her thoughts on why the GOP ticket went down in defeat. The number one reason, according to the former Groton mayor? The negativity of the campaign.
Somers told me the nasty advertising turned off voters, especially women, and she was critical of the campaign’s effort or lack of, to woo female voters. She said Republicans had the right message, and I asked her if she felt the party had the right messenger.
During our conversation, Somers suggested she was not part of the campaign’s inner circle. “This was Tom’s campaign,” Somers lamented. “Of course, I would have done things differently.” Did Foley take any of her advice? Which political offices could she run for in the future, perhaps challenging Senator Richard Blumenthal or Congressman Joe Courtney in 2016?
Watch Somers answer those questions right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10849492
Also Sunday, we met the new superintendent of schools in Hartford, Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Mayor Pedro Segarra talked about the election fiasco, and our flashback takes us back to the winter of 1969 and Channel 3 storm coverage. Check out the hat!
Why am I growing facial hair? https://dennishouse.tv/2014/11/10/movember/