BRIDGEPORT — Jack Orchulli, who has made two unsuccessful bids for public office, used some interesting political logic Monday in launching his last-minute campaign to become Connecticut's Republican U.S. Senate candidate.
"This is one of those crazy years when anything can happen in this state," Orchulli said of his decision to kick off his candidacy just two weeks before the GOP state convention.
Orchulli said he believes the public's "fear will be making the decisions" in the November election. Orchulli added that he believes there is frustration with career politicians like the popular Democratic incumbent, Richard Blumenthal. Orchulli said popular discontent, as evidenced in Donald Trump's GOP presidential campaign, will make Blumenthal vulnerable despite his 60 percent job-approval ratings in the polls.
While he said he could endorse any Republican who gets the presidential nomination, Orchulli is clearly pinning his hopes on Trump.