Remembering Ed Marcus: Connecticut’s Democrat Tough Guy Never Gave Up

Last week, Connecticut pols and pundits were beside themselves trying to explain the Nutmeg State’s Republican Senate primary in which a long-shot candidate with Donald Trump’s last-minute endorsement upset the long-presumed favorite for nomination — handily.

Up came the name, almost inevitably, of Ed Marcus, onetime Senate Majority Leader and Democratic State Chairman who died at age 94 three months earlier (May 5).

Even Connecticut GOP National Committeeman John Frey agreed that Marcus — shrewd, Machiavellian, and a born political survivor — could have figured out how a Trumpster could overcome the more moderate Republican who had the endorsement of the state GOP convention.

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