Watch: Hearst Interviews With Guber Candidates

Hearst Connecticut Media

enjoys the largest digital footprint in Connecticut with daily publications in Bridgeport, New Haven, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury as well as a slew of weeklies. Seven candidates for governor, two Democrats and five Republicans, will appear on the August 14 primary ballot. In advance of that the candidates made their respective pitches why they should be governor to Hearst editors and scribes. Video excerpts from those interviews are loaded here starting with Democrats Joe Ganim and Ned Lamont, followed by Republicans Mark Boughton, Tim Herbst, Bob Stefanowski, David Stemerman, and Steve Obsitnik. Who impresses?



  1. Hearst’s amazing print media position within CT gained steadily over the past decade seems to have come at the expense of preparing the voters for the multiple candidate claims heard this year. Ganim2, the candidate whose governance behavior has been most observed personally has not “righted” Bridgeport, has allowed the overuse of “acting” parties who stray from Charter and Ordinance standards, and ignored the cost of educating youth while allowing Police overtime to exceed estimates every year without City Council attention. His control of civil Service and the Police Department has weakened the ability of any other force in the City to counterbalance his Charter powers. What are Joe’s successful priorities from Bridgeport that he proposes to carry to Hartford? Time will tell.

        1. Steve, it was nice that State Senator Ed Gomes was walking with Aaron Turner at the PT Barnum Reunion the district that Senator Gomes represents and that Aaron Turner will be working for after he’s elected.


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