Whitnum dodges DiNardo

Connecticut’s top Democrat is apparently somewhere low on Lee Whitnum’s callback list.

State Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo is still waiting to read Whitnum the riot act — for lack of a better description — after the combustible Senate long-shot called the party’s frontrunner Chris Murphy a “whore” in a televised debate last week.

“I did reach out to her and I have yet to hear back from her,” DiNardo told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

DiNardo says she left a message for Whitnum Monday morning, hours before a Hartford Courant debate at UConn between five of the Democrats running for Senate.

“In fairness she could have been prepping for that,” DiNardo said. “Still it’s been a while.”

“I want to sit down and meet with her and certainly hear what she has to say.”

Expect DiNardo to play the role of disciplinarian.

“We do need to be civil because people want to hear about the issues and not call people names,” DiNardo said.

Neil Vigdor