Political climate makes for tough choice for Connecticut Democrats
By Mary O’Leary, email@example.com, @nhrmoleary on Twitter
NEW HAVEN >> Fear apparently is stalking the Democratic caucuses at the state Capitol as bills get watered down and lawmakers look to 2018, hoping to buck the trend that sees their numbers continue to drop.
“Fear is a big factor,” said state Rep. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven, now that there is only a four-vote margin between the parties in the House and an 18-18 tie in the Senate.
“All those things are coming into play,” she said of decisions Democrats have to weigh between advancing the policies they want and worrying about losing more seats in the upcoming election and seeing their agenda further fade.