New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — Former U.S. Senator, and News 8 Political Contributor Joe Lieberman joined Keith Kountz and Ann Nyberg to discuss the midterm elections in Connecticut.
When asked about how important the extra half an hour for Hartford voters is for the Democrats, Lieberman responded, “Based on what happened in the last Malloy/Foley contest and all of the polling that says this is going to be pretty close, honestly every vote counts. The extra half hour could make a big difference, and Governor Malloy has got to be counting on the big cities, particularly Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport.”
Today’s contest is so close that even President Obama called into a radio show today to encourage people to vote.
“That’s unusual, and as you know Governor Malloy and Connecticut Democrats were unusual in asking the President to come in. A lot of the Democrats that were running from him, but I think it makes sense here. It’s all about turnout,” Lieberman said.
Senator Lieberman said that he wouldn’t be surprised if neither Gubernatorial candidate conceded the race tonight, particularly if it’s close.
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