The Green Papers: Connecticut 2012 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 August 2012
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:3,581,628 (1.16% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2000 Census:3,409,535 (1.21% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
Capital:Hartford
Tuesday 14 August 2012 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2012 polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).
 

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Connecticut State and Local Government

Connecticut 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties


Conventions are held from 8 to 29 May 2012 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.


6 November 2012 Candidate List from the Connecticut Secretary of State.

6 November 2012 returns from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 7 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2012
  Elected Democratic 905,083 58.06% President Barack Hussein Obama
(7 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

FEC P80003338; 26 Nov 12; Tot $732,741,988; Dsb $729,647,987
  Candidate Republican 634,892 40.73% former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney
Vice President: Wisconsin Congressman Paul D. Ryan

FEC P80003353; 26 Nov 12; Tot $478,704,347; Dsb $465,787,141
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 863 0.06% Jill E. Stein
Vice President: Cheri Honkala

FEC P20003984; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,005,788; Dsb $1,093,022
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 25 0.00% Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
Vice President: Jonathan D. "J.D." Ellis

FEC P20005260
  Candidate Libertarian 12,580 0.81% former New Mexico Governor Gary Earl Johnson
Vice President: Jim Gray

FEC P20002671; 26 Nov 12; Tot $2,575,529; Dsb $2,572,585
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut; (Justice Party) 5,487 0.35% former Salt Lake City Mayor Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson
Vice President: Luis J. Rodriguez

FEC P20004263; 31 Dec 11; Tot $7,954; Dsb $10,084
  Candidate Write-in 19 0.00% Gerald Legarde "Jerry" Warner
Vice President: Ricky Hood
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party) 5 0.00% James E. Harris, Jr.
Vice President: Maura DeLuca

FEC P20005112
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Raymond Sizemore
Vice President: Vicki Tomalin
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Stephen Gaylord Durham
Vice President: Christina López.
Freedom Socialist Party

FEC P20004651; 31 Dec 12; Tot $38,295; Dsb $38,295
Total 1,558,960 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 112th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Open
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
Open Seat - 19 January 2011: Announced that he will not seek re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 828,761 54.82% Congressman Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
Congressman CD 5.
12 May 2012 State Convention: Won 76%.

FEC S2CT00132; 26 Nov 12; Tot $10,435,412; Dsb $10,306,113
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 651,089 43.07% Linda E. McMahon
18 May 2012 Republican State Convention: Won 60% [Party-endorsed candidate].

FEC S0CT00151; 26 Nov 12; Tot $50,571,231; Dsb $49,972,665
  Candidate Libertarian 25,045 1.66% Paul Passarelli
FEC S2CT00223
  Candidate Write-in 6,414 0.42% Matthew Coleman
FEC S0CT00276
  Candidate Write-in 388 0.03% Michael D. Adams
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 40 0.00% Jeff Russell
  Candidate Write-in 19 0.00% John Traceski
  Candidate Write-in 8 0.00% Michael Vasile
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Rajat Hooja
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Peter Rumbin
Total 1,511,764 100.00%  
  
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 Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor;

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

112th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2010, 2012. No Term Limit. 112th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (4 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman John B. Larson
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 14 August 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 206,973 69.67% Congressman John B. Larson
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H8CT01046; 26 Nov 12; Tot $2,014,657; Dsb $2,154,092
  Candidate Republican 82,321 27.71% John Henry Decker
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H2CT01163; 26 Nov 12; Tot $69,700; Dsb $71,703
  Candidate Green 5,477 1.84% S. Michael "Mike" DeRosa
FEC H2CT01171
  Candidate Petitioning Candidate 2,290 0.77% Matthew M. Corey
FEC H2CT01189; 06 Nov 12; Tot $7,050; Dsb $7,050
Total 297,061 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 2
Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 14 August 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 204,708 68.25% Congressman Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H2CT02112; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,517,654; Dsb $1,415,555
  Candidate Republican 88,103 29.37% Paul M. Formica
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H2CT02146; 26 Nov 12; Tot $121,221; Dsb $120,994
  Candidate Green 3,638 1.21% Colin D. Bennett
FEC H2CT02153
  Candidate Libertarian 3,511 1.17% Daniel J. "Dan" Reale
FEC H8CT02085
Total 299,960 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 3
Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 14 August 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 217,573 74.69% Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H0CT03072; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,169,860; Dsb $1,144,961
  Candidate Republican 73,726 25.31% Wayne Anthony Winsley
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H2CT05180; 31 Dec 12; Tot $60,755; Dsb $60,815
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican; Independent) 1 0.00% Stephen M. "Steve" Packard
Mr. Packard filed with the FEC as a Republican and later as an Independent. On 11 October 2012 he posted a note on his website indicating he was suspending his campaign.

FEC H2CT03086; 26 Nov 12; Tot $8,734; Dsb $8,385
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Hector W. Concepcion, Jr.
Total 291,301 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 4
Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Jim Himes
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 14 August 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 175,929 59.96% Congressman Jim Himes
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H8CT04172; 26 Nov 12; Tot $3,031,859; Dsb $2,221,487
  Candidate Republican 117,503 40.04% Stephen "Steve" Obsitnik
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H2CT04068; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,725,824; Dsb $1,695,842
Total 293,432 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 5
Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - 20 January 2011: Announced he is running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2012.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 146,098 51.31% former state Representative Elizabeth H. Esty
FEC H2CT05131; 26 Nov 12; Tot $3,302,472; Dsb $3,276,101
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 138,637 48.69% state Senator Andrew Roraback
Party-endorsed candidate

FEC H2CT05206; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,573,508; Dsb $1,563,342
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 12 0.00% John Pistone
FEC H0CT05127
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% Russ Jaeger
Total 284,757 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Democratic Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Democratic Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Democratic Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Democratic Attorney General George C. Jepsen
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 

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): 12 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  Independent Party of Connecticut: 3 candidates
  Justice Party: 1 candidate
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Working Families: 6 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Independent Democrat: 1 incumbent
  Petitioning Candidate: 1 candidate
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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