At the William -Tong-farewell-Chris-Murphy-coronation Tuesday, Democrats were full of talk about a race against Linda, because maybe they don’t want Chris Shays. I don’t blame them. Murph v. McMahon is a clash that plays perfectly to the demographic — educated, independent-voting, women – which isn’t supporting McMahon enough. So it’s no surprise the governor and party insiders are playing up a race with Team McMahon.
That’s a fight they already won once, quite handily.
But a Shays-Murphy race would mean the Dems can’t pretend the most experienced legislator is on their side. Shays would be nobody’s-man-but-yours while Murphy might be viewed as a prisoner of the liberal Democrats with little influence in a Republican Congress.
“We know one candidate will throw at least $50 million toward the race,” he said.
Nobody mentioned Chris Shays, perhaps because he’s the Republican that Democrats don’t want to face in the general election.