The Green Papers: Connecticut 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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)
Capital:Hartford
 

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Connecticut State and Local Government

Connecticut 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Conventions are held circa May 2016 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.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC S2CT00132

Class 3 Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Richard Blumenthal
FEC S0CT00177; 30 Sep 15; Tot $3,244,960; Dsb $772,649
  Candidate Republican     August L. Wolf
FEC S6CT05090; 30 Sep 15; Tot $344,729; Dsb $239,773

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor;

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman John B. Larson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman John B. Larson
FEC H8CT01046; 30 Sep 15; Tot $555,247; Dsb $538,497

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC H2CT02112; 30 Sep 15; Tot $387,885; Dsb $209,589
  Candidate Republican     Daria Irene Novak
FEC H0CT02140

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC H0CT03072; 30 Sep 15; Tot $412,805; Dsb $323,347

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman Jim Himes
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Jim Himes
FEC H8CT04172; 30 Sep 15; Tot $696,763; Dsb $279,955
  Candidate Republican     state Representative John T. Shaban
FEC H4CT04114; 30 Sep 15; Tot $25,777; Dsb $3,489

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman Elizabeth H. Esty
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Elizabeth H. Esty
FEC H2CT05131; 30 Sep 15; Tot $700,724; Dsb $251,084
  Candidate Republican     John J. Pistone
FEC H0CT05127
  Candidate Green     Stephanie Piddock

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General George C. Jepsen
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

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): 13 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 4 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Unity
  Working Families
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Secretary of State of Connecticut
  Secretary of State of Connecticut
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Connecticut General Assembly
  Connecticut House Republicans
  Connecticut State Senate Democrats
Democratic
  Connecticut Democratic Party
  Connecticut House Democrats
  Connecticut Senate Democrats
Republican
  Connecticut Republicans
  Connecticut Senate Republicans
Third Party
  Connecticut Working Families Party
  Conservative Party USA Connecticut
  Green Party of Connecticut
  Labor Party - Connecticut Valley Chapter
  Libertarian Party of Connecticut
  The Green Party of Connecticut
  The Independent Party of Connecticut
  The Unity Party of Connecticut
Media & others
  Bristol Press
  Capitol Report - Connecticut
  Connecticut Journal - Moodus
  Connecticut Political Watch
  CTNewsJunkie
  Darien News-Review
  Fairfield Citizen
  Greenwich Time
  Hartford Courant
  Journal Inquirer - Manchester
  New Britain Herald
  New Haven Register
  Norwich Bulletin
  Politics1.com - Connecticut
  Republican-American - Waterbury
  The Advocate - Stamford
  The Connecticut Post - Bridgeport
  The Day - New London
  The Middletown Press
  The News-Times - Danbury
  The Record-Journal - Meriden
  The Register Citizen - Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield
  WFSB TV - CBS - Hartford
  WTIC TV - FOX - Hartford
  WTNH TV - UPN - New Haven
  WVIT TV - NBC - New Haven

 


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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
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  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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