Roraback predicts close presidential race in Connecticut
Andrew Roraback speaks after winning the Republican nomination for Connecticut's 5th District Congressional race. Wife Kara Dowling-Roraback looks on. (New Haven Register/Peter Casolino)
As was reported by The Day of New London, Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Andrew Roraback is predicting a closer-than-expected contest for president in the state.
A Qunnipiac University poll put President Barack Obama seven points over Republican Mitt Romney, but Roraback is expecting tighter results than that.
“I can tell you as someone who’s running for office, who’s out on the street every day meeting voters, each and every day I meet more and more members of the president’s party who voted for him four years ago but who have buyer’s remorse,” Roraback told The Day. “They want to try something different. So I think maybe there will be a November surprise in Connecticut.”
The candidate also criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s characterization of the now completed Republican National Convention.
“Let’s be very clear,” Malloy said, according to The Day. “This was the tea party convention that some Republicans were invited to.”
In response, Roraback said, “The rhetoric that the governor used this morning isn’t conducive to bringing people together. Rather, it serves to drive a wedge.”