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Connecticut is a blue state. We not must forget that. In last time some problems for Democratic Party come from Connecticut. J Lieberman is the creator.

I think Democratic Party must strain for win more favourable situation in Connecticut. I think the first step for this change in Connecticut is here. Now, all representatives in US House from Connecticut are blues. The next step will be the race for governor in 2010.

Current governor, republican J Rell, will run for reelection this year. At start of the race J Rell not seems vulnerable, seems she is liked in Connecticut but this is a blue state, and i think democratic party must try defeat J Rell and make she have hard race for reelection.

This is the list of possible candidates:

  1. Christopher S Murphy: NY CT 1973 USHRep 07- .
  1. James A Himes: PER CT 1966 USHRep 09- .
  1. Rosa L DeLauro: CT 1943 USHRep 91- .
  1. John B Larson: CT 1948 USHRep 99- . Lost for Governor 94.
  1. Joseph Courtney: CT 1953 USHRep 07- . Lost for Lieutenant Governor 98. Lost for House 02.
  1. Anthony John Moffett: MA CT 1944 USHRep 74-83. Lost for Senate 82. Lost for Governor 86. Lost for House 90.
  1. Samuel Gejdenson: GER CT 1948 USHRep 81-01. Lost for House 00.
  1. Bruce Andrew Morrison: NY CT 1944 USHRep 83-91. Lost for Governor 90.
  1. James H Maloney: MA CT 1948 USHRep 97-03. Lost for House 94 and 02.
  1. Kevin B Sullivan: CT 1949 Lieutenant Governor of CT 04-07.
  1. Susan Bysiewicz: CT 1961 CT Secretary of State 99- .
  1. Richard Blumenthal: NY CT 1946 CT Attorney General 90- .
  1. Nancy S Wyman: CT 19?? CT State Comptroller 95- .
  1. Denise Lynn Nappier: CT 19?? CT State Treasurer 99- .
  1. Edward Miner Lamont: DC CT 1954 Lost for Senate 06.

The list of candidates let think in possible hard race for governor in 2010. They are so strong candidates, with young names too. We can see in these series of diaries much more poor lists of candidates.

At state level we can see candidates serving long time in their offices, and for House too. I not understand well, why no one of they try win in 2006 gubernatorial elections after Rowlands scandal. I hope see any strong name against J Rell in 2010. I like encourage they for try. With strong candidates not is easy lose in blue states like Connecticut.

2009-2010 ELECTIONS: All gubernatorial races.

In a 0-10 scale, like this:

--- 00,000 ---
Safe Republican
--- 01,429 ---
Likely Republican
--- 02,857 ---
Leans Republican
--- 04,286 ---
Toss-Up
--- 05,714 ---
Leans Democratic
--- 07,142 ---
Likely Democratic
--- 08,571 ---
Safe Democratic
--- 10,000 ---

The states with democratic incumbents what seems more easy for win again are:

NH-Gov: Incumbent J Lynch (D-1952) win in 2008 with 70%.
CO-Gov: Incumbent W Ritter (D-1956) win in 2006 with 56%.
IA-Gov: Incumbent C Culver (D-1966) win in 2006 with 54%.
WI-Gov: Incumbent J Doyle (D-1945) win in 2006 with 53%.
MA-Gov: Incumbent D Patrick (D-1956) win in 2006 with 55%.

We can see results for these states in next link:

2009-2010 ELECTIONS: Gubernatorial races. Democratic incumbents are safe?

More interesting races:

AR-Gov: Open R vs M Beebe (D-1946) ? after 13 votes = 09,231 => Safe Democratic
MD-Gov: R Ehrlich (R-1957) vs M O'Malley (D-1963) ? af 16 votes = 08,750 => Safe Democratic
IL-Gov: Open R vs P Quinn (D-1948) ? after 21 votes = 08,571 => Safe Democratic
NY-Gov: R Giuliani (R-1944) vs A Cuomo (D-1957) ? af 18 votes = 08,333 => Likely Democratic
OR-Gov: G Smith (R-1952) vs J Kitzhaber (D-1947) ? af 12 votes = 08,194 => Likely Democratic
2 OR-Gov: G Smith (R-1952) vs ? after 06 votes = 08,056 => Likely Democratic
OH-Gov: M DeWine (R-1947) vs T Strickland (D-1941) ? af 15 votes = 07,889 => Likely Democr
CA-Gov: Open R vs J Brown (D-1938) ? after 32 votes = 07,865 => Likely Democratic
ME-Gov: Open R vs ? after 12 votes = 07,778 => Likely Democratic
HI-Gov: J Aiona (R-1955) vs N Abercrombie (D-1938) ? af 11 votes = 07,727 => Likely Democr
VT-Gov: J Douglas (R-1951) vs H Dean (D-1948) ? aft 30 votes = 07,667 => Likely Democratic
2 HI-Gov: J Aiona (R-1955) vs ? after 16 votes = 07,396 => Likely Democratic
NJ-Gov: C Christie (R-1962) vs J Corzine (D- 1947) ? af 17 votes = 07,353 => Likely Democratic
NM-Gov: Open R vs D Denish (D-1949) ? after 22 votes = 07,273 => Likely Democratic
2 OH-Gov: M DeWine (R-1947) vs ? after 12 votes = 07,083 => Leans Democratic
2 CA-Gov: Open R vs ? after 44 votes = 07,045 => Leans Democratic
2 NY-Gov: R Giuliani (R-1944) vs D Paterson (D-1954) ? af 33 votes = 06,768 => Leans Democr
NV-Gov: J Gibbons (R-1944) vs ? after 21 votes = 06,746 => Leans Democratic
RI-Gov: Open R vs ? after 12 votes = 06,528 => Leans Democratic
PA-Gov: Open R vs ? after 15 votes = 06,000 => Leans Democratic
MI-Gov: Open R vs ? after 30 votes = 05,889 => Leans Democratic
VA-Gov: R McDonnell (R-1954) vs ? after 27 votes = 05,494 => Toss-Up
AZ-Gov: J Brewer (R-1944) vs ? after 18 votes = 04,907 => Toss-Up
MN-Gov: T Pawlenty (R-1960) vs M Dayton (D-1947) ? after 39 votes = 04,573 => Toss-Up
2 VT-Gov: J Douglas (R-1951) vs ? after 18 votes = 04,352 => Toss-Up
FL-Gov: C Crist (R-1956) vs B Graham (D-1936) ? after 22 votes = 03,561 => Leans Republican
CT-Gov: J Rell (R-1946) vs ? after 33 votes = 03,232 => Leans Republican

And for see about other difficult races for democrats like:

TN-Gov: Open seat. P Bredesen (D-1943) win in 2006 with 69%.
OK-Gov: Open seat. B Henry (D-1963) win in 2006 with 66%.
TX-Gov: Open seat?. R Perry (R-1950) win in 2006 with 39%. K Hutchison (R-1943) like run.
WY-Gov: Open seat. D Freudenthal (D-1950) win in 2006 with 70%.
KS-Gov: Open seat. K Sebelius (D-1948) win in 2006 with 58%. S Brownback (R-1956) like run.
SC-Gov: Open seat. M Sanford (R-1960) win in 2006 with 55%.
GA-Gov: Open seat. S Perdue (R-1946) win in 2006 with 58%.
AL-Gov: Open seat. B Riley (R-1944) win in 2006 with 58%.
SD-Gov: Open seat. M Rounds (R-1954) win in 2006 with 62%.
AK-Gov: Incumbent S Palin (R-1964) win in 2006 with 48%.
ID-Gov: Incumbent B Otter (R-1942) win in 2006 with 53%.
NE-Gov: Incumbent D Heineman (R-1948) win in 2006 with 73%.

visit next diaries:

2009-2010 ELECTIONS: Guvernatorial races in red states with republican incumbent or open seat
2009-2010 ELECTIONS: Gubernatorial races in red states with republican incumbent or open seat II
2009-2010 ELECTIONS: Hardest gubernatorial races.

All the polls are open if you like to vote.

PS: This diary will be updated when the number of votes go up and when end the procedure.

Originally posted to abgin on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:03 AM PST.

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CT-Gov: J Rell (R-1946) vs ?

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  •  Shoot me. (2+ / 0-)
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    gchaucer2, charliehall

    I don't know that much about the Rell Administration, but what I know, I like.  I lived in Connecticut in 1988, when Lieberman ran for Senator, and I liked the Republican (incumbent) in that race more than the Democrat.

    Rell as Governor doesn't seem to have strengthened the hand of the Republicans in holding on to national seats in Connecticut.

    Frankly, I don't care about making Rell a target in the next election.

    John McCain, you are _not_ my friend.

    by LarryInNYC on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:14:16 AM PST

    •  I do. (1+ / 0-)
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      abgin

      The Gov appoints any Senate vacancy. Don't you dream of a Connecticut Senate vacancy?

      ...H-1B workers may be hired even when a qualified U.S. worker wants the job, and a U.S. worker can be displaced from the job in favor of the foreign worker.

      by pucklady on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:19:51 AM PST

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      •  Blame the idiots in the legislature (1+ / 0-)
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        Samer

        that the Governor still has appointment power.  They could pass legislation for a special election, and while they are at it, a "sore-loser" law to prevent another Lieberman fiasco, and tighten up the meaning of eminent domain.  

      •  That is true, and more (0+ / 0-)

        I can understand J Rell is very good people, and moderate. And i would can endorse J Rell if she run like democratic party's candidate and win democratic primaries. But she run like republican candidate, and make moderate republican politics.

        I think democrats can find defeat J Rell for find make more progressive politics. I think J Rell is restraining more progressive politics in Connecticut.

  •  Jodi Rell is not going anywhere (4+ / 0-)
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    gchaucer2, Ed G, abgin, MCinNH

    unless she wants to.  She's a moderate republican in a state that likes moderates.  Die hard conservatives hate her for the civil union law and not making a tougher fight against gay marriages.  She might get a primary challenge from the right but frankly with the Dems holding 2/3 majorities in both the state house and state senate, they have bigger concerns like solidifying their majorities.  There are a good number of DINO's in those majorities who should be bigger targets.

    However, if the Dems do decide to make a serious challenge of the governor's race, I'd suggest none of the 5 US representatives.  Himes, Murphy and Courtney are all in districts that could swing either way with credible candidates.  The fact that the Dems won all 5 races in what were pretty much landslides says more about the republican bench in the state than the Dems. The republicans in the state plain and simply suck.  DeLauro and Larson are in key leadership positions in Dc and it would be tough losing either one.  

    The obvious choice would be Dick Blumenthal but he's been gun shy about running for anything.

    Susan Bysiewicz would be nice but I doubt she has the name recognition to pull it off.  Short of a mayor like Dan Malloy of Stamford, I doubt anyone else does either.

    Grandma Rell is well liked.  She ain't going anywhere.  As long as the Dems have 2/3rds it won't matter much anyway.

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:23:28 AM PST

    •  I'd like to see Bysiewicz remain (2+ / 0-)
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      Samer, MCinNH

      as SoS.  She has done a terrific job re: voter registration (especially facing down the VA) and education.  She pushed for a "sore-loser" law after Lieberman's fiasco.  

      •  So would I (2+ / 0-)
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        Samer, gchaucer2

        She's done an exceptional job as SoS.  

        I really don't mind Rell as governor despite her being a republican.  She's not the typical southern fire breathing neocon.  Her and her husband are very pleasant people who one can tell came from some money, live a very comfortable life in Brookfield in a typical but not overly ostentatious antique New England Colonial and are more along the lines of the old Rockefeller republicans than the Gingrich or Bush ones.

        She's neutered from doing anything radical by the 2/3rds majorities the Dems hold and the major differences she holds from them is mostly on fiscal policies than anything else.  She's not very socially conservative.

        Plus she lives in Brookfield which is near me.  She brings in alot of federal and state money to our corner of CT.  

        This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

        by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:44:18 AM PST

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        •  Interesting too (3+ / 0-)
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          Samer, gchaucer2, MCinNH

          I really did not see her participating in any real way for McCain. Maybe I missed a show or something where she did but she was extremely low key. At election time, they always trot out Hawaii's Linda Lingle as one the favorite fake moderates, Rell was really missing on the national scene. It's as if she did exactly the minimum she had to do for McCain and no more..

          Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

          by gladkov on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:49:08 AM PST

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          •  She wasn't out there (4+ / 0-)
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            gladkov, Samer, gchaucer2, charliehall

            because among the more hard core repubs she's a pariah.  She's too moderate for the Ann Coulters of the party, which is somewhat ironic since Coulter came from New Canaan.  Then again, The Stepford wives was filmed in New Canaan for a reason.

            Lest you forget, Rell is partly responsible for allowing teh gays in CT to have rights.  That's a BIG no no among the Palinites and psycho fundies.

            This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

            by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 06:02:01 AM PST

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            •  Not like she had much of a choice . . . (0+ / 0-)

              It was going to pass the legislature with or without her.

              •  Yeah but she could have veto'ed (1+ / 0-)
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                Samer

                Not a fan of hers, but, like people say, if you MUST have a Repub, she is probably the best you can do. Now how she'd act if she had more Repugs to back her up at the statehouse is another question.

                Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

                by gladkov on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 06:57:02 AM PST

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                •  maybe but (0+ / 0-)

                  but why "you MUST have a repub"? they are other options like have a dem. In a blue state like Connecticut not seems wrong think in this.

                  •  You'd think so but (0+ / 0-)

                    They seem to like Republican governors in the state. You'd also think we could have gotten rid of Shays long ago.
                    Part of the problem is that the state Dem party could not be worse. My garbage man would be a more effective party chair than DiNardo. They don't aggressively support the candidates, don't work in unisom to bring down Republicans.
                    Part of this problem is also Lieberman. Virtually all of the Republican candidates for rep and gov has had his tacit approval. Of course, on paper, he opposed them but it was always, "Well, I can't really say anything bad about them..."

                    Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

                    by gladkov on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 07:32:01 AM PST

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                    •  yes that is a problem and unfortunately (0+ / 0-)

                      and unfortunately seems not only Lieberman make that. Here with J Rell we can see the same.

                      Seems so clear Democratic Party have problems in Connecticut. I think not is good for democrats let make to republicans in blue states. I hope in few time the things go better for democrats in Connecticut. I hope Democratic Party find good candidates for governor in 2010 and for senate in 2012 and can win these two important races.

                      Any commenter tell democratic party run with low level candidates for governor in lasts years. I think maybe true.

      •  Well (2+ / 0-)
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        gchaucer2, MCinNH

        Bysiewicz is honest but I don't see her put a lot of bite in her actions. She pushed for the "sore-loser" law but didn't get it pushed through. She cut push legislation that says Connecticut must have a special election if the seat becomes empty. She also could have slapped down Lieberman for his party switch and got on board with Lamont a lot faster. She's good but she could be better.

        Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

        by gladkov on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:46:42 AM PST

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      •  Ahem (1+ / 0-)
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        gchaucer2

        There was a campaign last cycle that had to call her office about fifteen times a day screaming about lax preparation for election day, only to have her tell said campaign things were done that had not been done.  Had said campaign not been maniacally pushing them there could have been disasters with provisional ballots and even the availability of regular ballots.

        You can probably read between the lines here...

        "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

        by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 06:32:38 AM PST

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        •  Hmmm, thanks for (0+ / 0-)

          the, erm, inside scoop.  I was only going by the media blitz prior to the election re: voting -- and her push against the VA regarding registering veterans.  

          I guess I can be relieved that I wasn't answering the phone in her office when a particular individual made a ranting call.  :-D

          •  I Had Staff (0+ / 0-)

            But they were equally dogged.  We damn sure weren't going to lose because of election administration incompetence if we could help it.  

            "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

            by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 09:39:12 AM PST

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    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      Jodi is not seen as the typical politician - she is a Repiblican for sure no one is clammoring for more spending out of Hartford.

      Of the list provided, me thinks only DeLauro and Blumenthal have any shot of unseating Rell.  But with no scandals in Rell's closet, would have to make a very convincing case.  

      The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me' MT 25:40

      by Ed G on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:31:37 AM PST

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      •  Like I said below (0+ / 0-)

        Unless someone can put together a strong case against her, I think we should really focus our efforts on Lieberman and 2012. It would be good if we could have a primary which is not a brutal blood match so we are strong and united as a party. I'd prefer Lamont as the choice against Lieberman. But I could live with Delauro.

        Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

        by gladkov on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:51:49 AM PST

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    •  That's exactly true (0+ / 0-)

      She is a bit less popular now because of the budget crisis but then so is Dodd as well. I'd guess the biggest possibilities would be Blumenthal or Malloy but probably these people should wait until she's through one more term. Like you say, the only good thing is the Dems can keep her on a short leash.

      I think that there are actually more pressing concerns or rather concerns we can do something about:
      I think the senate seats here can be in a total state of flux. Dodd said when he was running for pres he would retire if he didn't win. He can and probably will change his mind but I think Chris Shays will be the one they will push as a Republican challenger.

      Then we have the Lieberman issue coming up in 2012. I personally think he will kiss Obama's ass and try to rebuild street cred over 4 years. The public is forgetful. He has a certain contingent of voters, some elderly and some Jewish, who will vote for him no matter what. I can totally see him slipping through again and/or a replay of 2006 where he can run a challenge as an independent, except this time the Repubs would run a more serious challenge.
      I think we have to work on ways of getting him out, informing voters that he is the traitor he is.
      I have heard from numerous sources Lamont is running again.

      Also on my wish list: Get rid of Nancy Dinardo as chair. She is completely unaffective, does little to actually promote good Democrats and rolls over at all opposition.

      Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

      by gladkov on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:43:19 AM PST

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      •  Senators (1+ / 0-)
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        Ed G

        I think we're okay in that dept.  I really think Blumenthal is waiting for that to open up.  Plus DeLauro and/or Larson might be swayed into running for an open seat.

        Shays is finished.  he had some appeal in the 4th only because there are alot of die hard fiscal cons down here.  When he started embracing the neocons talking points alot of them were dismayed and turned away.  Himes was the perfect candidate because he is from Greenwich.

        In 2012, what has to be done is get that sore loser law on the books.  That way if Joe decides to run as a Dem again we can primary him out and he won't come back like a freaking zombie.  If he runs as an indie, there is always the possibility of a rematch.  Joe's name is mud in CT.  I doubt he'll get as many Dems and indies voting for him again and with a somewhat more credible republican candidate running he has not shot.

        This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

        by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:53:28 AM PST

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        •  Joe as Indy could equal GOP win (0+ / 0-)

          Can't count on the GOP running such as weak candidate as Derby mayor Schlesinger in 2012.

          There's no way Lierberman will win the Democratic primary, and no way he wins if he runs as an Indy.

          But he could siphon off enough D votes to let a high-profile republican pull off an upset.

          The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me' MT 25:40

          by Ed G on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 06:48:54 AM PST

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  •  Connecticut hasn't run (2+ / 0-)
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    charliehall, MCinNH

    a strong Democratic candidate for governor since Ella Grasso.  William O'Neil picked up the remainder of her term when she stepped down because of cancer.  He was a typical back room pol, and won a second term because the Republicans hadn't gotten their act together.  

    No to any of the representatives -- Himes just got in, Murphy is my rep and doing well for our district, the others mentioned have seniority.  No to Blumenthal -- he'll only run if he is a shoe-in, which he isn't against Rell.

    •  Never a fan of Malloy either (1+ / 0-)
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      gchaucer2

      He really is a DLC guy. I was thinking for a while it would have been good had Dodd tried to run for governor, then could appoint someone good to his seat. But alas, that time has now passed.

      Rell sees little opposition to her coming, so of course she is running.

      Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

      by gladkov on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:54:08 AM PST

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      •  Not a big Malloy fan either (1+ / 0-)
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        gchaucer2

        He's let big business tear Stamford apart and now that the real estate bubble has burst parts of Stamford look like a war zone with old buildings torn down and big gaping holes in their place to go along with the big gaping holes that already existed in downtown Stamford.  A lot of the big name developers who he let in to build massive projects are all going under one by one leaving unfinished projects and now rumor has it that the massive RBS building going up will be half empty.  All this was done on taxpayer money too as they all pretty much got tax deferrments and incentives.

        Nice guy but his politics frankly stink for a Dem.  

        This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

        by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:58:35 AM PST

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  •  Ned Lamont? (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe the "boy, we should have picked this guy instead of Lieberman" sympathy vote would be enough against Rell.

    The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me' MT 25:40

    by Ed G on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 05:33:31 AM PST

  •  No on Murphy (0+ / 0-)

    I want to see a Sen. Murphy in the not too distant future.

  •  Rell has got the Grandma persona down pat (0+ / 0-)

    The low info voters I know will vote for Rell because they like Grandma Rell.  They like Bysiewicz too, but unless Susan comes up with an interesting and innovative campaign that will drop Rell's numbers, like Lamont did Lieberman's in the 2006 Dem primary, she won't unseat Rell.

    Ned Lamont won't run for governor.  He's waiting in the wings to challenge Lieberman if he runs for re-election in 2012.

    I don't see any of the CT Congresspeople running for gov in 2010.  That leaves the state level Dems and most of them are a boring lot.  The men are definitely boring.  They have no charisma at all.  Nancy Wyman and Susan Bysiewicz are the only 2 women who are considering to run who have some Media presence.

    My prediction: if CT Dems nominate a male gov candidate, he'll get blown out.  If it is Nancy Wyman or Susan Bysiewicz and they run a boring campaign, they'll get blown out too, but if they run an innovative campaign, they could seriously challenge Rell for governor.

    ...wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows -- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    by PaganVoter on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 07:00:38 AM PST

  •  Check out My Left Nutmeg for CT political news (0+ / 0-)

    www.myleftnutmeg.com

    ...wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows -- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    by PaganVoter on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 07:02:07 AM PST

  •  Living in CT (0+ / 0-)

    The only person who can maybe beat Gov. Rell right now would be Blumenthal., and that isn't even a safe bet. Rell isn't going anywhere, so the Dems shouldn't even waste their time.

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