Random header image... Refresh for more!

Message to Napa Valley: Come Home, John Larson. Your District is Turning on You.

Congressman John Larson (D-Good Times) may have to narrow his brief of securing New England for fellow Democrats between now and November 2nd.  A CTCapitolReport/Merriman River Group poll released this morning has the 6-term veteran from the deepest of blue districts only 7 points ahead of Republican Ann Brickley.  The Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus wins 52% of voters in the survey of 515 likely voters.  The novice Republican candidate rings up an astounding 45%.

This will confirm what the Larson campaign has been feeling in its bones, on the phones, and at doorsteps.  Voters, even Democratic loyalists, are unhappy.  Longtime Larson campaign volunteers have been muttering about the muttering. The poll, confirming their worries, may rally the troops.  It will send Larson into a miasma of tub-thumping partisan hollering.  That may provide a jarring contrast to the dignified Ms. Brickley.

Some local contributors will take quiet glee in Larson’s poll scare.  Resentment has been growing at his heavy-handed fundraising practices aimed at Connecticut industries whose leaders believe he demonizes and votes against in Washington.  They are looking forward to his calls.


1 soulman99 { 10.07.10 at 2:28 pm }

I predict this will be a very scary October for Mr. Larson. He is currently hiding from the most terror-inspiring, blood-curdling entity ever to haunt a career politician – an educated, informed and involved electorate. Sorry John, pandering to seniors is not going to cut it this time around.

2 Don Pesci { 10.07.10 at 2:45 pm }

There may be hope yet for the businessman sitting in darkness — if he begins to realize that there is little harm in biting the hand that doesn’t feed you.

3 Jennifer Smith { 10.07.10 at 4:43 pm }

This is ridiculous. This isn’t even really a poll. People could call a phone number and register their “vote.” It’s more like American Idol than a representative survey of how people in the 1st CD are really going to vote. Kevin, I know you’d like to see Larson go down, but promoting this as a credible poll is laughable. Soulman99, get a grip! Larson will win with at least 60%. Democrats may be facing tough races in marginal districts like the 4th and 5th, but if you want to truly convince anyone with a brain that Larson is in trouble, you’ll need to produce a legitimate poll. This is a joke.

4 Mark Johnson { 10.07.10 at 6:51 pm }

It was not a call-in poll. Call the number like I did and listen. I don’t think Larson is going to lose either but I do think it will be closer than it has been. I have had a hunch that Larson will be right around 55% this time. So maybe this poll is off a few points but I don’t think it can be ignored. I bet others will poll the race now.

5 Palin Smith { 10.08.10 at 12:02 am }

Stirrings in the suburbs will squash “Bobble-head” Johnny!
He is running scared. Watching him squirm will be a delight!

6 meridenite { 10.08.10 at 10:47 am }

Larson is everything that is wrong with politics, He is what voters should reject as the lifelong political hack that should be voted out of office.

7 EdMfromBranford { 10.09.10 at 1:59 am }

Larson will win and so will DeLauro and Courtney. Looks like Courtney will win by the largest margin of the three. At least Brickley and Labriola have real campaigns and people who know what they’re doing.

8 BobC { 10.09.10 at 3:14 pm }

I’ll never forget Nancy Pelosi coming to the Insurance Capitol of the World and her slamming the big bad insurance companies, while her lap dog Larson stands next to her and can’t even muster a yip! Speak Larson, Speak Larson, can’t? good boy.

He has betrayed those he took an oath to serve.