States of the Union: Connecticut

We find out whether Senator Joe Lieberman’s support will help John McCain in the Constitution State. Also: a look at the close race in the state’s 4th Congressional District, where Republican Chris Shays is fighting to keep his seat. Christopher Keating, Capitol bureau chief for the Hartford Courant, explains which issues matter most to Connecticut’s voters.

States of the Union fact of the week: Before 1875, Hartford and New Haven alternated as capitals of Connecticut.