If you’re a Democratic candidate it matters.
Multiple polls show single digit races between Congressman Jim Himes and GOP opponent Dan Debicella in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District that takes in the state’s largest city and Republican-dominated suburbs. The same goes for the governor’s race between Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley.
Dick Blumenthal, according to the polls, has pulled away to a double-digit lead over Republican Linda McMahon to replace the retiring Chris Dodd in the U.S. Senate. Still, with McMahon dumping millions into the race in the final week to cap off her $50 million campaign investment the Blumenthal camp is not taking the polling lead for granted.
The Bridgeport election season was quiet until Jim Himes announced one week ago the president will visit the Arena at Harbor Yard to campaign for Democratic candidates. Doors open 1 p.m. on Saturday, first come first serve. Local Democratic operatives hope Barack’s appeal drives thousands more to vote. Barack will arrive on Saturday leading to two full days of media saturation.
GOP operatives will drive pins into their Barack voodoo dolls to will down the city turnout. It makes perfect sense. Some of the races are so close the candidates and followers are on pins and needles.
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