The Green Papers: Connecticut 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 10 August 2010
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
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)
Capital:Hartford
Tuesday 10 August 2010 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
 

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Connecticut State and Local Government


re: the Governor's race

Media reports indicate that Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz has announced, on Wednesday 3 November, that- per completed unofficial returns- Dan Malloy [Democrat] has been elected Governor of CONNECTICUT with enough of a margin (slightly more than 3000 votes) to avoid an automatic recount (triggered only if the margin is less than 2000 votes). However, the campaign of Tom Foley [Republican] begs to differ.

In addition, media outlets have- as of the evening of 3 November 2010 (and despite the Secretary's announcement of earlier in the day)- rescinded their earlier calls of Malloy as the winner of this race (the latest media-based tally, with less than 2% of the precincts still out, has Tom Foley in the lead with around a 9000 vote margin).

UPDATE

On Thursday 4 November, Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz said she did not yet have complete vote tallied from Bridgeport (a Democratic Party stronghold and, thus, likely to be heavily for Malloy). Media reports indicate that, with partial numbers from Bridgeport, Malloy has a lead of more than 6000 votes (the margin in those precincts in Bridgeport reported to the media thus far was more than 14000 in favor of Malloy, thereby wiping out the nearly 9000 vote lead for Foley Statewide reported in media tallies as indicated above in this Red Zone).

Foley is not conceding and his campaign has, instead, hinted at legal action to prevent a Malloy victory from being certified; meanwhile, the CT GOP has asked- on its own website- for volunteers to help in a possible recount (with the likely margin being what it appears it will be [rather close to the 11000 vote margin Malloy's campaign originally claimed], this recount would have to be paid for by Foley's own campaign: it would not be automatic).

further UPDATE

As of Friday 5 November, Malloy appears to have won the Gubernatorial Election. But Foley is not yet conceded, waiting for the official certification by Secretary of State Bysiewicz later this month (in order to see if an automatic recount might yet be triggered) and then, if not, to decide if legal action might yet be taken to contest the result (based on possible "irregularities" re: Bridgeport's reporting its returns to the State).

The Green Papers, however, has now called this race for Malloy.


Conventions are held by the Democratic and Republican Parties prior to the primary. Primaries are held for when a nomination is contested. Candidates must receive 15% or more support at the Convention or gather petition signatures to get onto the primary ballot.


10 August 2010 Primary results from a media source and returns from an official source.

2 November 2010
General Election returns from an offiical source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Independent Democrat Senator Joseph I. "Joe" Lieberman
First elected: 1988 (as a Democrat); re-elected: 1994, 2000, 2006 (as an Independent)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
  
Senator Lieberman, elected as an Independent on 7 November 2006, caucuses with the Democrats. He has chosen to officially list his party as "Independent Democrat".

Class 3
Seat up for election
Open
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
Open Seat - 31 July 2009: Senator Dodd announced he has prostate cancer.
6 January 2010: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 636,040 55.16% state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
21 May 2010: Received the Democratic party's nomination by acclimation.
6 January 2010: announced he is seeking the US Senate seat from which Senator Chris Dodd is retiring

FEC S0CT00177; 31 Dec 10; Tot $8,735,086; Dsb $8,718,286
  Candidate Republican 498,341 43.22% Linda E. McMahon
21 May 2010: Nominated by convention with 52%.

FEC S0CT00151; 31 Dec 10; Tot $50,285,122; Dsb $50,181,464
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic) 11,275 0.98% Warren Bruce Mosler
19 May 2010: Switched affiliation from Democratic to Independent Party

FEC S0CT00193; 08 Dec 10; Tot $464,840; Dsb $464,839
  Candidate Connecticut For Lieberman 6,735 0.58% John Mertens
Seeking the nominations of the Independent, Green, Libertarian Parties
15 January 2010: Received the nomination of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party.

FEC S6CT05082
  Candidate Write-in 559 0.05% Brian Keith Hill
FEC S0CT00219; 27 Nov 10; Tot $78,215; Dsb $74,862
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 45 0.00% Jeff Russell
  Candidate Write-in 45 0.00% Todd Vachon
Secretary of State indicates results in both the Senate Class 3 and U.S. House CD 5.
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 31 0.00% Carl E. Vassar
  Candidate Write-in 17 0.00% Jay J. Giles
  Candidate Write-in 15 0.00% John Traceski
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Matthew Coleman
Secretary of State indicates results in both the Senate Class 3 and U.S. House CD 5.
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Dave Olszta
Total 1,153,115 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell
succeeded to the Governorship, 1 July 2004, upon the resignation of Governor John Rowland who had announced said resignation on 21 June 2004; First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Chair - 9 November 2009: Said she will not seek re-election in 2010.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 567,278 49.51% former Mayor of the City of Stamford Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy
for Lieutenant Governor: Comptroller Nancy Wyman (Democratic)
  Candidate Republican 560,874 48.95% former Ambassador to Ireland Thomas C. "Tom" Foley
for Lieutenant Governor: Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton.
22 May 2010: Nominated by convention with about 50%.
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut; (Republican) 17,629 1.54% Chester First Selectman Thomas E. "Tom" Marsh
for Lieutenant Governor: Cicero B. Booker, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in 13 0.00% Paul Copp
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua K. Hinckley
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% P. Robert Thibodeau
for Lieutenant Governor: James Francis Farrell
Total 1,145,799 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor;

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2010, lost his party's primary

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John B. Larson
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 10 August 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 138,440 61.25% Congressman John B. Larson
FEC H8CT01046; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,401,245; Dsb $2,445,764
  Candidate Republican 84,076 37.20% Ann M. Brickley
FEC H0CT01076; 31 Dec 10; Tot $314,096; Dsb $313,852
  Candidate Green 2,564 1.13% Kenneth James "Ken" Krayeske
FEC H0CT01084; 22 Nov 10; Tot $9,411; Dsb $7,969
  Candidate Independent 955 0.42% Christopher "Chris" Hutchinson
Socialist Action Party

FEC H0CT01092
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Daniel J. Stepanek
Total 226,038 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 10 August 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 147,748 59.86% Congressman Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC H2CT02112; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,781,953; Dsb $2,171,899
  Candidate Republican 95,671 38.76% Janet Peckinpaugh
22 May 2010: Received the requisite 15% at the state convention to appear on the primary ballot.

FEC H0CT02173; 31 Dec 10; Tot $247,389; Dsb $269,665
  Candidate Green 3,344 1.35% Gregory Scott "Scott" Deshefy
FEC H8CT02077; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,369; Dsb $2,157
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 27 0.01% Daniel J. Reale
FEC H8CT02085; 31 Dec 10; Tot $706; Dsb $873
  Candidate Write-in 19 0.01% Muriel P. Bianchi
Total 246,809 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 10 August 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 143,565 65.06% Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC H0CT03072; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,309,370; Dsb $1,373,226
  Candidate Republican 74,107 33.58% Jerry Labriola, Jr.
FEC H0CT03106; 31 Dec 10; Tot $198,737; Dsb $185,812
  Candidate Green 2,984 1.35% Charles A. "Charlie" Pillsbury
FEC H2CT03060
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Boaz "Bo" ItsHaky
Total 220,661 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Jim Himes
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 10 August 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 115,351 53.06% Congressman Jim Himes
FEC H8CT04172; 31 Dec 10; Tot $3,685,469; Dsb $3,698,698
  Candidate Republican 102,030 46.93% state Senator Dan Debicella
21 May 2010: Nominated by convention with 77%.

FEC H0CT04146; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,965,914; Dsb $1,961,837
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% Eugene Flanagan
Total 217,391 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 10 August 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 122,879 54.06% Congressman Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC H6CT05124; 31 Dec 10; Tot $3,034,967; Dsb $3,079,674
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 104,402 45.93% state Senator Sam S.F. Caligiuri
31 August 2010: Endorsed by the Independent Party of Connecticut.
21 May 2010: Nominated by Republican convention with 67%.

FEC H0CT05176; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,320,417; Dsb $1,309,197
  Candidate Write-in 20 0.01% John Pistone
FEC H0CT05127
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Elmon Smith
Total 227,303 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Ran for Attorney General in 2010 but withdrew 17 May 2010.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 584,313 52.87% state Representative Denise W. Merrill
  Candidate Republican 484,163 43.81% Jerry Farrell, Jr.
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut 14,530 1.31% Michael J. Telesca
  Candidate Green 13,566 1.23% S. Michael "Mike" DeRosa
  Candidate Libertarian 8,631 0.78% Ken Mosher
Total 1,105,203 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Democratic Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 10 August 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 600,270 54.27% Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
  Candidate Republican 480,623 43.45% Newington Mayor Jeffrey "Jeff" Wright
Previously listed as a candidate for Governor.
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut 15,611 1.41% Andrew Grant White
  Candidate Green 9,600 0.87% S. David Bue
Total 1,106,104 100.00%  

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Comptroller Nancy Wyman
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Running as Dan Malloy's Lt. Governor in 2010
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 577,547 53.56% Kevin P. Lembo
22 May 2010: Democratic nomination by convention.
  Candidate Republican 459,474 42.61% Jack Orchulli
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut 17,701 1.64% Hugh Dolan
  Candidate Green 13,288 1.23% Colin D. Bennett
Placeholder candidate. Also running for the state Senate District 33.
  Candidate Libertarian 10,328 0.96% Joshua Katz
Total 1,078,338 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - candidate for the Class 3 US Senate seat in 2010
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 591,725 53.71% former state Senator George C. Jepsen
21 May 2010: Received the Democratic party's nomination by acclimation.
26 October 2010: Eligibility challenged by Martha Dean (Republican). Her claim states that Mr. Dean does not have 10 years active practice of law in Connecticut as required by Connecticut General Statutes 3-124.
  Candidate Republican 480,310 43.59% Martha A. Dean
22 May 2010: Nominated by convention.
  Candidate Green; Independent Party of Connecticut 29,759 2.70% Stephen E. D. "Steve" Fournier
Also a write-in in CD 5
Total 1,101,794 100.00%  
 

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): 10 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 8 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Connecticut: 6 candidates
  Working Families: 11 candidates
Independents
  Connecticut For Lieberman: 1 candidate
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Independent Democrat: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 17 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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