by JD -
It’s been awhile since I’ve used this space for regular blogging. No excuses, just lots of other things happening. But no blogging bug bites me like the election bug. And so, you’ll be seeing regular contributions from me as we head toward November.
First things first. Here’s a tentative schedule for “Where We Vote” – our series of hour-long conversations with candidates. We give listeners a chance to ask questions on air or through emails (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tweets, or even on this blog. The ground rules are simple: We ask candidates to come to our studios, no restrictions on questions.
Senate candidate Chris Murphy joins us on 9/25, no date set yet for Linda McMahon. Murphy has been on the series twice this season, once in a Democratic primary debate with Susan Bysiewicz, once in studio. We’re hopeful that the GOP nominee will join us, but so far she has declined our invitations.
In the 5th District, Democrat Elizabeth Esty is on 9/26, with her opponent, Republican Andrew Roraback on 10/1. During the primaries, these candidates made news on “Where We Vote” – Roraback for his changing position on the death penalty, Esty for questions about companies her husband Dan regulates at DEEP. You can read a lot more about this race in a page put together by the Journal Register papers.
We’re also heading to our remote home, WVOF at Fairfield University for episodes with 2nd District Congressman Jim Himes (10/16) and his Republican challenger Steve Obsinik (10/11).
I’m also blogging here as part of my “Covering the 2012 Election” class at CCSU. You’ll see contributions from me, and perhaps some of my students as we slog through the election cycle. Colin McEnroe has his own class covering the election (at Trinity) with its own blog. Oh, it’s on…