Face the State

Klarides Talks 2018 Gov. Run; Ex-GOP Chair Floats McMahon for Party Boss;


Former Connecticut Republican party chairman Herb Shepardson says former WWE CEO and former senate candidate Linda McMahon would be a great pick to lead the Republican National Committee. RNC Chairman Reince Preibus is heading to the White House to be chief of staff, and Shepardson says his replacement should be McMahon.

During a taping of Face the State set to air Sunday on WFSB, Shepardson said McMahon is “smart, and knows politics.” He also said she’d be a good pick for Secretary of Commerce, given her business background. The last RNC chair was Meade Alcorn in the late 1950s.

Shepardson threw some names into the mix for U.S. Attorney, including Steve Bonafonte and Justin Clark.

Watch Shepardson right here:  http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12908220/former-gop-party-chair-discusses-trumps-presidency


Also on the program, we were joined by two newly elected state lawmakers, State Representive-elects Carol Hall and Chris Ziogas.    Watch them here:



In addition,  we talked with some history-making sisters. House Minority Leader Themis Klarides and her sister, State Representative-elect Nicole Klarides-Ditria might be the first sisters to ever serve at the same time in the General Assembly. Klarides-Ditria was just elected last week and her sister is the House Republican leader. Which led to the question some are wondering about, will Themis Klarides run for governor in 2018?

“We all need a little rest and time off to clear our heads and then I will start thinking about what if anything I will do in the future….I have to think it through and decide what is best for me and most importantly I want to know how I can serve the state of Connecticut in best way possible.”

Klarides-Ditria also weighed in on her sister’s potential run for higher office.   Will she be a rubber stamp for her sister?   Watch here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12908241/two-sisters-involved-in-state-legislature



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