Chris Murphy (D): According to Public Policy Polling, Murphy will most likely win the Democratic primary and ultimately defeat Linda McMahon in the general election, reports the New Haven Register.
Christopher Shays (R): With a disadvantage in funds and polling against Republican rival McMahon, Shays hopes to win the primary based on his political experience and reputation, reports The Day. Shays has spent 21 years in Congress and 12 years before that in the state General Assembly.
Chris Donovan (D): Chris Powell from the Journal Inquirer wrote that Donovan's campaign contribution scandal sheds light on Connecticut's political economy. He says it represents how special interest groups can influence legislation through donations.
Mark Greenberg (R): After the Republican debate on Monday, Greenberg posted on his own campaign website that he "stood out as the only conservative candidate with the knowledge, the temperament, and the ability to win in November."