“They’re laughing if they think they can put this one in play,” the strategist said. “Democrats handily survived the shellacking of 2010 here and it’s an overwhelmingly Democratic district, with the right candidate it will stay in Democratic hands.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic field for Lieberman’s seat could grow again in the coming weeks.
Rep. Joe Courtney (D) of the 2nd district is also mulling a run.
“Over the past few months, people from across Connecticut whose advice I respect have encouraged me to consider a Senate run. I am seriously considering that challenge,” Courtney said in a statement earlier in the week.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.