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How Conn. Republicans are positioning themselves for the midterm elections

There’s a little more than 3 months until Election Day and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski has made big changes to his campaign team.

Today, we get the latest in Connecticut’s governor’s race. Political Science professor Dr. Johnathon Wharton and Hearst CT columnist Dan Haar join us.

Nationally, the Republican Party has split into distinct factions since Trump’s presidency. Coming up, we talk more about Republican campaigns and how conservative views have evolved since the Trump presidency.

But first, we talk about President Biden’s student loan forgiveness.


  • Danielle Douglas-Gabriel - National Higher Education Reporter at the Washington Post
  • Dan Haar - Associate Editor and Columnist, Hearst Connecticut Media
  • Dr. Jonathan Wharton - Associate Professor of Political Science at Southern Connecticut State University
  • Dr. Patricia Crouse - Practitioner in Residence in Political Science University of New Haven 
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