The Green Papers: Connecticut 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 11 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 9 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Wednesday 5 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - New Party/No Party.
Tuesday 11 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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 TBD, the Democratic U.S. House is TBD, and the Republican Convention is TBD.


Election Calendars and Current: Elections & Voting - Home Page from the Connecticut Secretary of the 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 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC S2CT00132

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Richard Blumenthal
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     John J. Flynn
FEC S2CT00264
  Candidate Republican     Robert Finley Hyde
FEC S2CT00256

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor;

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John B. Larson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John B. Larson
FEC H8CT01046; 30 Sep 19; Tot $521,881; Dsb $433,349

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC H2CT02112; 30 Sep 19; Tot $383,231; Dsb $195,943
  Candidate Republican     Justin Anderson
FEC H0CT02207; 30 Sep 19; Tot $3,669; Dsb $152
  Candidate Republican     Thomas M. Gilmer
FEC H0CT02199; 30 Sep 19; Tot $38,075; Dsb $18,599

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC H0CT03072; 30 Sep 19; Tot $502,574; Dsb $357,975

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jim Himes
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jim Himes
FEC H8CT04172; 30 Sep 19; Tot $449,090; Dsb $510,161
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Riddle
FEC H0CT04195; 30 Sep 19; Tot $7,228; Dsb $46

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jahana Hayes
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jahana Hayes
FEC H8CT05245; 30 Sep 19; Tot $672,460; Dsb $337,086
  Candidate Republican     Peter Robert Barresi
FEC H0CT05218
  Candidate Republican     Robert Finley Hyde
FEC H0CT05226
  Candidate Republican     Ruben Rodriguez
FEC H0CT05192; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,184; Dsb $742
  Candidate Republican     David Xavier Sullivan
FEC H0CT05200; 30 Sep 19; Tot $59,173; Dsb $29,220

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Shawn T. Wooden
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  William Tong
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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, 6 candidates
  Republican: 9 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
Independents
  Other
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.

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
  State Elections Commission
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
  AMiGO 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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