One day before the election, state Rep. Robert Godfrey, D-Danbury, joked of a likely "bloodbath" between state Sen. David Cappiello, R-Danbury, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, and others for the Republican nomination to challenge Murphy in 2008.
Cappiello and Boughton have been mentioned along with state Sen. Andrew Roraback, a Goshen Republican whose district includes Brookfield and New Milford; New Britain Mayor Tim Stewart; and state Sen.-elect Sam Caligiuri, a former Waterbury mayor. (Lucas)
All interesting possibilities. Boughton may be seen as too much of a liability on immigration issues, while Stewart isn't really known outside greater New Britain. Caliguiri will probably want to get more than two years in the state senate under his belt before trying for Washington, which leaves Cappiello and Roraback.
Given the amount of money and time it takes to run for Congress, we'll probably have some sort of idea of who will be running around the middle of next year.
Lucas, Fred. "Who will challenge Murphy in '08?." Danbury News-Times 13 November, 2006.