“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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.