State Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Cheshire) had a big day yesterday. The chair of the DCCC, Rahm Emanuel, paid him a visit, giving a boost to his campaign for the 5th District congressional seat. Because both Paul Vance and Bill Curry bowed out (Curry, technically, never bowed in) of the race this week, Murphy is the nominee-apparent. Emanuel and Murphy highlighted the shortcomings of the confusing new Medicare program, which Johnson helped to create, as a possible weakness for the longtime congresswoman.
Senators Dodd and Lieberman debated the Iraq War yesterday--except that apparently they didn't say much of anything. Also, I didn't see this initially (My Left Nutmeg posted this earlier), but apparently Dodd has called Ned Lamont's primary challenge "harmful," and is strongly backing Lieberman. "Harmful?" I really dislike that line of thinking. Either democracy is a good thing or it isn't. Besides, "party unity" never seems to help Democrats anyway.
There's an interesting article in the Journal-Inquirer about the timing of a ballot question about calling a constitutional convention. We'll probably get that question in 2008.
Lastly, legislative Democrats are mulling over ways to pass a contracting reform bill that the governor will sign. A hint: drop the privatization language. Really.
What else is going on today?