Connecticut: In the Ring with Dempsey

Once a swing state that as often as not swung Republican, Connecticut has lodged so firmly in the Democratic column over the past eight years that the G.O.P. no longer controls a single congressional or statewide administrative office. This year for a change, with an out-of-the-blue candidate who can seriously challenge Governor John Dempsey, Republicans are confident that the pendulum will come back their way.

"No Footsie." The G.O.P.'s fresh face belongs to Dempsey's good friend and neighbor E. (for Edmund) Clayton Gengras, 57, chairman of the Security-Connecticut Group and of the...

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