The White House continues to urge holding the threat of a military attack over Syria's head as an inducement for President Assad to give up his chemical weapons. Just after President Obama's recent address on Syria, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut reiterated that he is adamantly against any attack. Murphy said he's heard from his constituents, and that they overwhelmingly agree with him. One Syrian national living in Connecticut disagrees, and says Syrian-Americans do as well.
New Haven, Connecticut, State Sen. Toni Harp won 50 percent of the vote in the four-way Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday. Given that the city is heavily Democratic, one would assume the victory means a clear path to the mayor’s office. But the race is not over.
In a report released Wednesday, Connecticut economists say the state’s economy is gaining momentum. Steven Lanza, editor of "The Connecticut Economy" says how and why the economy moves is more complicated than politicians might suggest on the campaign trail.
In Suffolk County, District Attorney Tom Spota survived his first competitive election since he took office in 2001. Winning 56-percent of the Republican primary vote, Spota beat former prosecutor Ray Perini. Spota's win means he will again be the only candidate on the November ballot, because of a cross endorsement deal between Suffolk's major political parties.