It’s all in the timing… Republican steals limelight from Democrat
For once Democrats can be thankful that a Republican stole the spotlight on primary day.
Tuesday began with a focus on Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat running for the Senate, amid questions about his military record during the Vietnam War. But it quickly shifted mid-morning on news that Republican Congressman Mark Souder was resigning over an affair with a female aide.
In college Souder often wore a button that said “I’m proud to be a square.” (That was long before the song “Hip to Be Square,” and with the number of sex scandals that keep erupting on Capitol Hill, perhaps fallen is the new square.)
Souder’s congressional seat in Indiana is considered safely Republican, but the party has to produce a candidate.
The Connecticut Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Christopher Dodd, however, could end up in Republican hands in the November election if the Blumenthal revelations harm his campaign.
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