It was so close and yet so far for Connecticut's two Senate candidates. About a mile and a few hours separated Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon Wednesday as they both campaigned in Waterbury.
Blumenthal stopped for some lunch and glad-handing at City Hall Cafe. The candidates could easily have crossed paths, as McMahon has frequently visited City Hall during campaign stops. Not today, though. They will see each other soon enough as they face off in their second debate Thursday morning.
Around the same time, McMahon was touring small businesses. Later, she went to New Opportunities, which provides weatherization and energy assistance, housing and shelter services and programs for the elderly.