Campaigns make final push for Connecticut Senate amid pandemic

With the control of the Connecticut General Assembly on the line, campaigns made their final push for votes Monday - having to be creative due to the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2020, 12:47 AM

Updated 1,318 days ago

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With the control of the Connecticut General Assembly on the line, campaigns made their final push for votes Monday - having to be creative due to the pandemic.
"We are in my backyard. It's a makeshift operation in light of the COVID," says state Sen. Tony Hwang.
In Fairfield, Republican Senate candidate Hwang moved his headquarters outside.
"We want to be outdoors. We wanted to have ample separation of space," he says.
Across town, Democrat Michelle McCabe is inside. She decided against door-to-door campaigning.
"Well, I got a lot - less exercise! I can tell you that much," she says.
Now, both candidates are pushing on to reach every last voter. But, it's too late to reach a lot of voters - in Fairfield, 32% have already cast their ballots.
Fairfield is reliably purple. With a surge of new voters this year, Democrats see an opportunity to flip the state Senate seat.
"There's definitely a number of people that are looking to send a message that may translate into an entirely Democratic vote," McCabe says.
That's why Hwang is making every last phone call.
"I believe in the people. I believe that if you judge individuals by their performance, by being present, by being engaged, and their experience, then I will let that fall where they may," Hwang says.


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