The Wheelhouse: Corruption Junction Edition

Aug 28, 2013

Robert Braddock is going to jail for 38 months for his role in the scandal surrounding the congressional campaign of Chris Donovan. The judge said the long sentence would send a message to others about corrupt political behavior. If nothing else, it seemed to send a message to Braddock himself, who told her: "You couldn't force me to work in politics ever again."

"If the judge really wanted to make it worse," Braddock said, "she could have sentenced me to work for another campaign."

Today, where we live, we’re back in the Wheelhouse for our Wednesday look at the news. Colin McEnroe and The Hartford Courant’s Matt Kauffman join us to break down this and other big stories of the week, including a new story that Republican candidates are using against Governor Dannel Malloy.

The story involves a contractor in the governor’s home city and work done on his property. Does any of that sound familiar? You’ll never believe who’s jumped to the governor’s defense. We're joined by the Stamford Advocate’s Kate King with more.

And, of course, we’ll talk about Governor Malloy finally coming down with a case of Tong Fever. We’ve got it, too, and the only prescription is found in: the Wheelhouse.


  • Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
  • Matthew Kauffman - Investigative reporter for The Hartford Courant
  • Kate King - Staff writer for the Stamford Advocate
  • David Panagore - Former chief operating officer of the city of Hartford and occasional columnist for the Hartford Business Journal