Is 2012 The 'Trending On Twitter' Campaign?

Oct 25, 2012

Here are some things that are happening in the Connecticut races. 

But first. Quick! How many Republican candidates for Congress can you name? Who's running against John Larson, Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, and Jim Himes? Even if you follow politics, you might not know the answers, and that's kind of weird -- a sign that part of our political system is not functioning in a credible way.  Meanwhile, in the race everybody does know about, the press seems hobbled and reduced to covering commercials and debates. It seems like a post-journalism U.S. Senate race.  And Linda McMahon is sort of trying to make it post-political, running a campaign commercial featuring people who plan to vote for President Obama and for McMahon. On today's show, we'll update you on politics in Connecticut, but also on the way a major race is kind of a check-up on the health of journalism. Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.