The managing editor of the Manchester, Conn., Journal Inquirer, Chris Powell, explains:
"This election is about you!" read the front-page headline on the November edition of the newsletter of Connecticut Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union. "Your job! Your pension! Your future! Your benefits!" The newsletter's following page proclaimed the union's endorsement of the entire Democratic ticket.
How quaint of others to have thought that the election might be about the prosperity, health, and future of Connecticut generally.
Foley's lead seems unlikely to survive the Third World election systems of the urban Democratic bastions of Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven, which always report their vote hours after everyone else, perhaps just in case Democratic candidates need a few extra votes once the votes from all other municipalities are committed.