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Connecticut 2017 General Election
The Green Papers: Connecticut 2017 General Election
 
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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


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.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Ann-Marie Adams
FEC S8CT00105
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC S2CT00132; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,342,696; Dsb $1,392,089
  Candidate Republican     Matthew McKinnon Corey
FEC S8CT00121; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,255; Dsb $7
  Candidate Republican     Dominic Rapini
FEC S8CT00113; 30 Sep 17; Tot $83,354; Dsb $34,783

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

  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.
 Candidate list (18)
  Candidate Democratic     Dita Bhargava
  Candidate Democratic     Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin
  Candidate Democratic     former state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly
  Candidate Democratic     Middletown Mayor  Dan Drew
  Candidate Democratic     Bridgeport Mayor  Joseph Peter "Joe" Ganim
  Candidate Democratic     former state senator Jonathan A. Harris
  Candidate Democratic     Jacey Wyatt
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Toni Boucher
  Candidate Republican     Danbury Mayor  Mark D. Boughton
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Handler
  Candidate Republican     former Trumbull Selectman Timothy M. "Tim" Herbst
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Tony Hwang
  Candidate Republican     Shelton Mayor  Mark A. Lauretti
  Candidate Republican     Peter Lumaj
  Candidate Republican     Steve Obsitnik
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Prasad Srinivasan
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
  Candidate Republican     former U.S. Comptroller General David M. "Dave" Walker

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
Open Seat - Retiring
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Liz Linehan
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew's running mate

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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  John B. Larson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John B. Larson
FEC H8CT01046; 30 Sep 17; Tot $490,050; Dsb $568,791

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC H2CT02112; 30 Sep 17; Tot $410,772; Dsb $195,890
  Candidate Republican     Alton Clayton "Clay" Slawson, III
FEC H8CT02093

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Milford City Alderman  Bryan Neil Anderson
FEC H8CT03067
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC H0CT03072; 30 Sep 17; Tot $419,459; Dsb $369,978

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Jim Himes
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jim Himes
FEC H8CT04172; 30 Sep 17; Tot $718,022; Dsb $500,192

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  Elizabeth H. Esty
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Elizabeth H. Esty
FEC H2CT05131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $916,255; Dsb $288,660
  Candidate Republican     Justin Bernier
  Candidate Republican     Craig Diangelo
FEC H8CT05179; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,600; Dsb $12,798

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
31 August 2017: Announced he would run for re-election as Comptroller in 2018. Formerly, a Gubernatorial candidate.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Kevin P. Lembo

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
Open Seat - Retiring
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Mattei
 

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, 18 candidates
  Republican: 16 candidates
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)
  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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