I live in CT and look forward to helping Lamont take on Joe (though I don't think I can vote in the August primary because I turn 18 in September). Lamont hasn't gotten a ton of media coverage, a few short pieces on evening news, that's about it. We'll see if the local public- affairs shows go into it tomorrow.
here are the numbers. Bush is at 37% to 58% in the poll. People want Dems to have Congress by 50% to 37%. A good poll that falls in line with others. The average for Bush is probably at around 35%, but that's weak for him, it will go down.
I live in the NYC area (western CT), and I've seen Schumer talking about port security for 5 years now. He has dedicated himself to this, this is not political grandstanding on his part. In fact, the GOP's favorite Democrat, Joe Lieberman, parrotted the White House and said that there wasn't really anything to be concerned about in this deal. The true Democrats are angry.
Vote for Casey in November if he wins (which he will) the primary. We cannot let Rick Santorum get another 6 years because liberal activists stayed home in November. It it too important to get this crazed wingnut out of there.
I thought it was a good article for Lamont, to be recognized by the Times in a big article like this. They portrayed him well, and I hope it helps him in the coming months leading to the August primary.
The campaign hasn't officially began, and Lieberman has pretty much 100% name ID, and Lamont's is only in the single digits. Lamont hasn't spent money on ads or anything yet. Lieberman may have a real race on his hands.
What about the other Republican District in CT, CT-5 with Nancy Johnson. She is now trying to portray herself as a moderate, who is for massive lobbying reform, but she is behind the Medicare disaster and a close ally of DeLay. Could CT-5 go blue in November?
Part of the reason why Lamont is going after Lieberman is that Joe is to the right of not just the Democratic Party, but the State of Connecticut on the war. Ben Nelson is from a deeply red state, so we are willing to have him out there, to the right of the party. We also don't see him bashing the party on a regular basis like Joe Lieberman does. Governor Rell won't get into the Senate race, I'm sure she will stay in Hartford, after she sails to reelection in the fall. The GOP doesn't have any candidate for Senate, I think Lamont could also win easy election.