Governor Ned Lamont and all candidates for statewide constitutional offices are expected to join local Democrats at Testo’s restaurant for a Sunday rally at 5 p.m. in advance of Tuesday’s election.
Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa is rolling out pasta and salad for the evening with suggested contribution levels to the town committee treasury, but I’m told the chairman will not introduce you to his meat grinder if you just want to show up to lard up.
At times like these better to fill the banquet hall.
Lamont enters the final days with a double-digit lead over Republican Bob Stefanowski, according to multiple public opinion polls. Four years ago, during the mid-term of Donald Trump, a surge in urban voting in Connecticut elevated Lamont to a close win.
Now running on his own record, Lamont has built bona fides with female voters, especially among electors unhappy with the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, codified into state law, while Stefanowski has stumbled to find pro-choice clarity on the right-to-an-abortion issue reverted back to the states.
Connecticut is now swimming in surpluses, following years of projected budget deficits, bolstering Lamont’s reelection prospects.