“This state is not as blue as democrats would want you to believe.” Those are the words of Connecticut Republican party chairman J. R. Romano, who is optimistic about GOP chances in the land of steady habits in 2016.
“The winds are changing….people in the state are starting to recognize the poor policies the democrats and Dan Malloy are forcing down their throats.”
During a taping of Face the State set to air this Sunday on WFSB, Romano said Republicans should do well in our state next year. “No state has suffered more under democratic leadership than Connecticut,” Romano told me and pointed out Republican gains in the 2015 municipal elections.
Romano has his eye on unseating Senator Richard Blumenthal. “He is out of touch…..while the world is burning he is having a press conference about salmon.”
Tune in this Sunday morning at 11 on WFSB. We also have legendary Hartford Courant editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart on the program, who talked to me about leaving the newspaper after 35 years. Bob shares some of his favorite pieces of artwork, and talks about his plans for the future.
Our flashback takes us back to 2009, when then Governor Jodi Rell was on Face the State talking about budget cuts, the same dilemma that now faces Governor Dannel Malloy. See you Sunday!