The Green Papers: Connecticut 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 9 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 9 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC).
 
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.

2016 Certificates of Endorsement from the Connecticut Secretary of State.

9 August 2016 primary returns from the
Connecticut Secretary of the State.
Results from
AP.


2016 General Election List of Candidates from the Connecticut Secretary of State.


8 November 2016 returns from the Connecticut Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. 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 by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 20 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 897,572 54.57% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(7 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 673,215 40.93% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 48,676 2.96% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 22,841 1.39% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 2,108 0.13% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 147 0.01% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in 57 0.00% Jeffrey A. Cooper
for Vice President: Mikael C. Meyer
  Candidate Write-in 44 0.00% Ronald Evans
for Vice President: Jason M. Fitch
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 42 0.00% Andrew Daniel "Andy" Basiago
for Vice President: Karen Dell Kinnison
FEC P60015351; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,034; Dsb $20,396
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialism and Liberation) 41 0.00% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Eugene Puryear
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 31 0.00% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President) 23 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 19 0.00% Robert Lewis "Bob" Buchanan
for Vice President: Jason Alexander Washington
FEC P60020757
  Candidate Write-in 18 0.00% Jeffrey Anthony Wu
for Vice President: Jeffrey Michael Wu
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 15 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in 13 0.00% Kevin Deame
for Vice President: Steven Long
FEC P60006673
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.00% Paul E. Blumenthal
for Vice President: Patrick Blair
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 12 0.00% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 12 0.00% Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Write-in 6 0.00% Jeffrey John Klojzy, Jr.
for Vice President: Thomas A. Lemay
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Darryl Cummings
for Vice President: John Romanoff
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 4 0.00% Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249
  Candidate Write-in; (American) 4 0.00% Peter Alan Skewes
for Vice President: Michael Lacy
FEC P60012960; 13 Nov 16; Tot $8,216; Dsb $8,216
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 3 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
Total 1,644,920 100.00%  

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
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC S2CT00132

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Richard Blumenthal
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 May 2016 Convention
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 1,008,714 63.19% Senator  Richard Blumenthal
FEC S0CT00177; 28 Nov 16; Tot $7,334,649; Dsb $4,989,225
  Candidate Republican 552,621 34.62% state Representative Dan Carter
FEC S6CT05108; 31 Dec 16; Tot $383,917; Dsb $375,795
  Candidate Libertarian 18,190 1.14% Richard Lion
FEC S6CT05124
  Candidate Green 16,713 1.05% Jeffery David "Jeff" Russell
FEC S0CT00250
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 26 0.00% Andrew Rule
FEC S6CT05132
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 12 0.00% John M. Traceski
FEC S0CT00268
Total 1,596,276 100.00%  

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Danbury Mayor  Mark D. Boughton

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 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John B. Larson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 May 2016 Convention
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 200,686 64.13% Congressman  John B. Larson
FEC H8CT01046; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,630,630; Dsb $1,514,812
  Candidate Republican 105,674 33.77% Matthew McKinnon Corey
FEC H2CT01189; 28 Nov 16; Tot $15,490; Dsb $21,170
  Candidate Green 6,563 2.10% S. Michael "Mike" DeRosa
FEC H2CT01171
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Charles Jackson
FEC H6CT01164
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Mark Stewart
FEC H6CT01172
Total 312,925 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 May 2016 Convention
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 208,818 63.23% Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC H2CT02112; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,196,578; Dsb $1,119,672
  Candidate Republican 111,149 33.66% Daria Irene Novak
FEC H0CT02140; 28 Nov 16; Tot $51,138; Dsb $50,297
  Candidate Green 5,332 1.61% former Democratic state Representative Jonathan W. Pelto
FEC H6CT02162
  Candidate Libertarian 4,949 1.50% Daniel J. "Dan" Reale
FEC H8CT02085
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 9 0.00% Elizabeth F. Traceski
FEC H6CT02170
Total 330,257 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 May 2016 Convention
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 213,572 69.03% Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC H0CT03072; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,129,470; Dsb $1,127,043
  Candidate Republican 95,786 30.96% Angel Luis Cadena, Jr.
FEC H6CT03145
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 18 0.01% Christopher Schaefer
FEC H6CT03160
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 3 0.00% Andrew Rule
FEC H6CT03152
Total 309,379 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jim Himes
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 May 2016 Convention
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 187,811 59.90% Congressman  Jim Himes
FEC H8CT04172; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,141,824; Dsb $1,092,464
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 125,724 40.10% state Representative  John T. Shaban
FEC H4CT04114; 28 Nov 16; Tot $154,620; Dsb $158,208
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 5 0.00% Carl E. Vassar
FEC H4CT04106
Total 313,540 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Elizabeth H. Esty
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 May 2016 Convention
 Candidate list (2, 4 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 179,252 57.99% Congressman  Elizabeth H. Esty
FEC H2CT05131; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,968,210; Dsb $1,247,876
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 129,801 42.00% Clay Cope
FEC H6CT05157; 28 Nov 16; Tot $109,863; Dsb $92,329
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 28 0.01% John Pistone
FEC H0CT05127
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Ann-Marie Adams
FEC H6CT05173
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Mark Greenstein
FEC H6CT05181
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Aaron Sperry
FEC H6CT05199
Total 309,082 100.00%  

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, 1 candidate
  Republican: 2 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  American: 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Independent Party of Connecticut: 1 candidate
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Working Families: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 6 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 12 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 32 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.

"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.


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Election Authority
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  Connecticut House Republicans
  Connecticut State Senate Democrats
Democratic
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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
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  Darien News-Review
  Fairfield Citizen
  Greenwich Time
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  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
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