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With both major presidential campaigns seemingly taking the state for granted, does Connecticut matter in the struggle for the White House? In Connecticut’s fifth congressional district, the Republican is declaring war on Marxism, while the Democrat is contending with racism. How different are the worldviews of Jahana Hayes and David Sullivan? Change is coming to the state capitol, where three of the four party leaders are NOT running for re-election. How big a difference will that make?


  • Khalilah Brown-Dean – Political science professor and senior director for inclusive excellence at Quinnipiac University, author of Identity Politics in the United States, and host of the Connecticut Public Radio show Disrupted
  • Dan Haar – Columnist and associate editor at Hearst Connecticut
  • Jonathan Wharton – Political science and urban affairs associate professor and interim associate graduate school dean at Southern Connecticut State University

Hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil.

In collaboration with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

Where to Watch

Election 2020: A Connecticut Conversation originally aired live on Thursday October 29, 2020 on CPTV.

It is now streaming in full in the video player above, on the Connecticut Public mobile app, on, and on YouTube.