The Green Papers: Connecticut 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 14 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Wednesday 8 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 14 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC).
Wednesday 5 September 2018 - Filing Deadline - Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


Conventions are held in the spring 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. The Democratic U.S. Senate Convention is 18 May, the Democratic U.S. House is 14 May, and the Republican Convention is 11 May.


Certificates of Party Endorsement.

November 6, 2018 Election Calendar from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

Notice of Primary from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.


14 August Primary
Returns from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.
Results from WFSB TV 3.
Results from WTNH TV.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC S2CT00132; 30 Jun 18; Tot $10,803,022; Dsb $3,456,762
  Candidate Republican     Matthew McKinnon Corey
FEC S8CT00121; 25 Jul 18; Tot $31,090; Dsb $23,115
  Candidate Green     Jeff Russell
  Candidate Libertarian     Richard Lion
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Fred M. "Mitch" Linck
Socialist

FEC S8CT00147

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Richard Blumenthal
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Chair - 13 April 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Democratic     former Greenwich Selectman Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joseph "Joe" Markley
  Candidate Libertarian     Rodney "Rod" Hanscomb
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey "Jeff" Thibeault
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut     Richard "Oz" Griebel
for Lieutenant Governor: Monte Frank
  Candidate Other     Mark Stewart Greenstein
AMiGO Party (Americans for Minimal Government), Democratic, Libertarian.
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Chuck Dikko
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Marisa Manley
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Kameron Scott

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Retiring
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
15 May 2018: Joined Ned Lamont's campaign as his running mate.
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     state Senator  Joseph "Joe" Markley
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey "Jeff" Thibeault
Rodney "Rod" Hanscomb's running mate
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Monte Frank
Richard "Oz" Griebel's running mate.
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Richard Varrone

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (4 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John B. Larson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John B. Larson
FEC H8CT01046; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,239,730; Dsb $1,118,460
  Candidate Republican     former Manchester Town Committeeman Jennifer T. Nye
FEC H8CT01145
  Candidate Green     Tom McCormick

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC H2CT02112; 30 Jun 18; Tot $839,714; Dsb $405,709
  Candidate Republican     Danny Frank "Dan" Postemski, Jr.
FEC H8CT02101; 30 Jun 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Green     Michelle Louis Bicking
  Candidate Libertarian     Dan Reale

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC H0CT03072; 30 Jun 18; Tot $935,675; Dsb $784,388
  Candidate Republican     Angel Luis Cadena, Jr.
FEC H6CT03145

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jim Himes
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jim Himes
FEC H8CT04172; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,575,809; Dsb $714,536
  Candidate Republican     Harry Arora
FEC H8CT04214; 30 Jun 18; Tot $720,842; Dsb $98,657

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Elizabeth H. Esty
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 2 April 2018: "... I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jahana Hayes
FEC H8CT05245; 25 Jul 18; Tot $461,098; Dsb $102,040
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos
FEC H8CT05187; 25 Jul 18; Tot $25,860; Dsb $24,280
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     John Pistone
FEC H0CT05127

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     former New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman
  Candidate Green     S. Michael "Mike" DeRosa
  Candidate Libertarian     Heather Gwynn

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Retiring
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former Hartford City Council Member Shawn Wooden
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     Thaddeus "Thad" Gray
  Candidate Libertarian     Jesse Brohinsky

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Comptroller  Kevin P. Lembo
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Kevin P. Lembo
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     Seymour First Selectman  William Kurt "Kurt" Miller
  Candidate Green     Edward "Ed" Heflin
  Candidate Libertarian     Paul Passarelli

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General George C. Jepsen
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Retiring
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  William Tong
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     Susan Whitman "Sue" Hatfield
  Candidate Green     Peter Goselin
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 13 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 6 candidates
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Independent Party of Connecticut: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Other: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 6 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

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
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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