The Green Papers: Connecticut 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 8 August 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2000 Census:3,409,535 (1.21% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):2,499,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):1,874,245
Capital:Hartford
Tuesday 8 August 2006 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).
 

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Connecticut State and Local Government


CONNECTICUT PRIMARY

Tuesday 8 August 2006

The Democratic Party nominated their Statewide candidates by Convention on 20 May and their Congressional candidates on 15 May 2006. The Republican Party nominated their candidates on 20 May 2006. A primary may be called when two or more candidates for an office poll 15% or more at the convention.

The filing deadline for Independent candidates is 9 August 2006.

CONNECTICUT PRIMARY results from a media source

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Democrats have nominated Ned Lamont
      (Senator Joe Lieberman* has been defeated for renomination, but will seek a place on the November ballot as an Independent)
  • Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated John DeStefano, Jr.
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Mary Glassman

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 1:
    • Republicans have nominated Scott MacLean
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Joseph I. "Joe" Lieberman
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Lost Primary / Still On Ballot - defeated for renomination as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 8 August Primary but qualified to run as an Independent in the General Election.
 Polls: Democratic Senator Joseph I. "Joe" Lieberman (running as an Independent)
  Elected Connecticut For Lieberman; (Democratic) 564,095 49.71% Senator Joseph I. "Joe" Lieberman
Lost 8 August 2006 Democratic Primary. On 9 August 2006 Senator Joseph Lieberman submitted about 18,000 signatures qualifying as an Independent candidate on the November ballot. He is running under the banner of "Connecticut for Lieberman Party".

FEC: $18,996,689
  Candidate Democratic 450,844 39.73% Edward M. "Ned" Lamont
FEC: $20,580,703
  Candidate Republican 109,198 9.62% Alan R. Schlesinger
12 July 2006: Mr. Schlesinger is the nominee however, the GOP has asked Mr. Schlesinger to withdraw as they wish replace him with Mr. Orchulli. There is no 8 August primary for the Republican Senatorial nomination.

FEC: $221,019
  Candidate Green 5,922 0.52% Ralph A. Ferrucci
FEC: $2,365
  Candidate Concerned Citizens 4,638 0.41% Timothy A. Knibbs
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in 80 0.01% Carl E. Vassar
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% John M. Joy
Total 1,134,780 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator Christopher J. Dodd
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
[also served in U.S. House: elected 1974, 1976, 1978]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for election Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
succeeded to the Governorship, 1 July 2004, upon the resignation of Governor John Rowland who had announced said resignation on 21 June 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
 Polls: Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell
  Elected Republican 709,987 63.23% Governor M. Jodi Rell
for Lt. Governor Michael Fedele
  Candidate Democratic 397,745 35.42% John DeStefano, Jr.
for Lt. Governor: Mary Messina Glassman
  Candidate Green 9,585 0.85% Clifford W. "Cliff" Thornton, Jr
for Lt. Governor: Jean de Smet
  Candidate Concerned Citizens 5,570 0.50% Joseph A. "Joe" Zdonczyk
for Lt. Governor: Jose E. Garcia
Total 1,122,887 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor;

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Kevin B. Sullivan
State Senate President pro Tempore Sullivan succeeded to the office of Lieutenant Governor when Lieutenant Governor M. Jodi Rell succeeded to the office of Governor upon the resignation of Governor John Rowland, 1 July 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated);
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John B. Larson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 15 May 2006 Convention
 Polls: Democratic Congressman John B. Larson
  Elected Democratic 154,539 74.46% Congressman John B. Larson
FEC: $983,926
  Candidate Republican 53,010 25.54% Scott Gordon MacLean
Party endorsed candidate

FEC finanical report not available
Total 207,549 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Robert R. "Rob" Simmons
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Possible party switch - Republican Congressman Robert R. "Rob" Simmons vs. Democratic Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
  Elected Democratic 121,248 50.02% Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC: $2,457,906
  Candidate Republican 121,157 49.98% Congressman Robert R. "Rob" Simmons
FEC: $3,112,876
Total 242,405 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 15 May 2006 Convention
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
  Elected Democratic 153,353 76.36% Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC: $819,470
  Candidate Republican 44,390 22.10% Joseph Vollano
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 3,089 1.54% Daniel A. Sumrall
FEC finanical report not available
Total 200,832 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Christopher Shays
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 18 August 1987- in Special Election re: death of Congressman Stewart McKinney, 7 May 1987
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Republican Congressman Christopher Shays vs. Democratic Diane Goss Farrell
  Elected Republican 106,558 50.87% Congressman Christopher Shays
FEC: $3,827,216
  Candidate Democratic 99,913 47.70% Diane Goss Farrell
FEC: $3,044,909
  Candidate Libertarian 2,998 1.43% Philip Z. "Phil" Maymin
FEC: $40,967
    Green     Richard Z. Duffee - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew 24 October 2006 endorsing Democratic Diane Goss Farrell

FEC finanical report not available
Total 209,469 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Nancy L. Johnson
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Republican Congressman Nancy L. Johnson vs. Democratic Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 122,907 56.17% Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC: $2,536,953
  Candidate Republican 95,891 43.83% Congressman Nancy L. Johnson
FEC: $4,055,866
Total 218,798 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
  Elected Democratic 728,336 69.74% Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
  Candidate Republican 276,134 26.44% Richard J. Abbate
  Candidate Green 17,936 1.72% S. Michael "Mike" DeRosa
  Candidate Libertarian 13,045 1.25% Ken Mosher
  Candidate Concerned Citizens 8,878 0.85% Jean Marie Burness
Total 1,044,329 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
  Elected Democratic 652,870 64.28% Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
  Candidate Republican 325,597 32.06% Linda Roberts
  Candidate Libertarian 15,354 1.51% Steven Edelman
  Candidate Green 13,370 1.32% S. David Bue
  Candidate Concerned Citizens 8,473 0.83% Mimi M. Knibbs
Total 1,015,664 100.00%  

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Comptroller Nancy Wyman
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
  Elected Democratic 650,482 64.39% Comptroller Nancy Wyman
  Candidate Republican 320,576 31.74% Catherine "Cathy" Cook
  Candidate Libertarian 23,701 2.35% Richard C. Connelly, Jr .
  Candidate Green 15,386 1.52% Colin Daniel Bennett
Total 1,010,145 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1994, 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
  Elected Democratic 781,091 74.03% Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
  Candidate Republican 256,041 24.27% Robert "Bob" Farr
  Candidate Green 17,939 1.70% Nancy Burton
Total 1,055,071 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 7 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Concerned Citizens (affiliate of Constitution): 4 candidates
  Working Families: 1 candidate
Independents
  Connecticut For Lieberman: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


  2006 Midterm Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Contests to Watch and Polling Data  
 
2006 Election Dates:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2006 Partisan Composition by State  
  2006 Political Party Breakdown by State - "Traditional" Sections and Regions  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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