This Sunday on Face the State, we welcome Susan Raff to the program as co-moderator. Susan has been filling on FTS for several years, and now will join me as we question politicians, lawmakers, and leaders.
Our first guest is State Representative Dan Carter, the Republican trying to unseat Senator Richard Blumenthal. The last Republican to defeat a sitting Democrat in a senate race in Connecticut was Lowell Weicker in 1970. That year was vastly different from this year: the Democrat was Thomas Dodd, who was so unpopular he lost the primary to Joseph Duffey and had to run as an independent. Weicker won with 41% of the vote.
Carter says people in the state are not happy with their state and how it is run and he believes Blumenthal is a part of it.
“There is a fatigue factor with Dick Blumenthal. He shows us every envelope opening and every event across the state……but it is about doing more substantial things than just showing up.” Carter accused Blumenthal of seeking out the camera and not doing his job.
“It is time for Connecticut to have a serious senator.”
Susan and I also asked Carter about debates. We are awaiting word from the Blumenthal campaign on a date that works for both campaigns.
Also on the program, we will talk about the state’s fiscal health with State Representative Joe Aresimowicz and State Senator Len Fasano, and whether voters will want a change in which party controls the General Assembly.
Our flashback takes a look back at Susan’s 20 years at WFSB, complete with hairstyles of the 90s!
Tune in Sunday morning at 11 for Face the State on WFSB.