Face the State

Will there be a Connecticut Primary Upset?

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Connecticut has from time to time bucked the trends in presidential primary politics.  Nutmeggers chose Ted Kennedy over Jimmy Carter in 1980, Gary Hart instead of Walter Mondale in 1984, and Jerry Brown over Bill Clinton in 1992.

What will happen in 2016?  We discussed this on Face the State this past weekend with author and columnist Susan Bigelow of CT News Junkie, and Kevin Rennie of the Hartford Courant and Daily Ructions.

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You can watch their analysis here:  http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12385887/ct-analysts-discuss-presidential-campaigns

Also on the program: Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, who told if nominated, Connecticut will be a battleground state and he will spend money and campaign here.   Watch the interview right here:  http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12385881/dennis-sits-down-with-ohio-gov-john-kasich

 

Check out this vintage report by Deborah Kent in 1992, as she covered Brown, who was started to realize he might be able to win: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12385891/jerry-brown-campaigns-in-ct-in-1992

 

 

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