The Wheelhouse: Primary Night Analysis; Previewing Presidential Debate
Primaries in Connecticut’s municipal elections could’ve been a dull affair, but that was certainly not the case last night.
You had a big upset: Justin Elicker, in his second try at the mayor’s job in New Haven, beating incumbent Toni Harp, a force in Democratic politics for decades. You had an incumbent mayor Luke Bronin easily beating back challenges from a former mayor and state rep. And, you had another incumbent, Joe Ganim, very narrowly defeating state Senator Marilyn Moore, in a race so close it came down to a few hundred absentee ballots.
This hour, we look back at what these primaries mean, and we look ahead to this week’s presidential debate, where a thinned, but still pretty hefty slate of Democrats face off in the next round of herd-thinning as we head toward the 2020 election.
- Colin McEnroe - Host of WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show (@wnprcolin)
- Kevin Rennie - Attorney, Hartford Courant columnist, blogs at dailyructions.com (@DailyRuctions)
- Khalilah Brown Dean - Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University (@KBDPHD)