President Obama travels to New Britain, Connecticut, Wednesday to call for an increase in the minimum wage. He’ll be on the campus of Central Connecticut State University.
This city of 73,000 appears to be a magnet for chief executives. Michael Marciano is managing editor of the local paper there – the New Britain Herald. He’ll walk us back through the history of presidential visits to what’s known as both the “Hardware City” – because black-and-decker is based there – and also as “Hard-Hittin’ New Britain.”
The mayor of New Britain, Republican Erin Stewart, has taken some heat about her plans to attend the event. Stewart replied on Twitter.
@JoeVisconti2014 its an honor to have any President in town politics aside I respect the office.Call me if there’s a problem with that
— Erin Stewart (@stewartfornb) March 2, 2014
After the president’s visit to New Britain, Obama will travel to Boston for some political fundraisers.