“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.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.