The 2016 presidential buzz surrounding Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is being heard here in Connecticut. A member of the state Democratic committee and former Hillary Clinton supporter is now focusing her efforts on trying to convince Warren to run for the White House.
“Clinton is the 20th century and Warren is the 21st century,” said Torrington attorney Audrey Blondin during a taping of Face the State set to air Sunday on WFSB, Channel 3. Blondin was an enthusiastic booster of Clinton in 2008, but believes Warren represents the future of the Democratic party. “I haven’t been this excited about a candidate since Bobby Kennedy,” Blondin told me.
Blondin believes Connecticut is fertile ground for a Warren run, citing the progressive nature of our state, and the fact that Jerry Brown beat Bill Clinton in the 1992 primary here, and Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in 2008.
So what’s next? How will Democrats in Connecticut persuade Warren to run? Tune in this Sunday at 11.