Republicans made stunning gains in state legislative races Tuesday to force a likely 18-18 tie in the Senate and to leave Democrats with their smallest House majority in three decades, overcoming a Democratic tide at the top of the ticket that carried Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and all five U.S. House incumbents to victory in Connecticut.
While Connecticut voters backed Hillary Clinton in a losing effort against Donald J. Trump Tuesday, one of the most contentious presidential races in modern history polarized residents on both sides of the debate. Many of the state’s voters reflected national polls showing they weren’t excited about either presidential contender, and – in some cases – repulsed by both.
Connecticut’s five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives were projected as winners on election night. All of them won their race by large margins.
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal handily won re-election Tuesday night but his party failed to win enough seats in the Senate to wrest control from the GOP.
After two hours and 20 minutes waiting in line outside New Haven’s Hall of Records Tuesday morning, Myles Alderman finally got a chance to say his name and then cast a vote for the next president of the United States.
Several New Haven polling places had waits exceeding two hours to vote, and one poll ran out of ballots for about 15 minutes as the city coped with what officials said was a heavy turnout. The wait to register also exceeded two hours.
Amid concerns from the state that New Haven was poised for Election Day voter registration problems again, the Harp administration plans to disptach a crew of staffers to help work computers and trouble-shoot technical glitches.
Television stations seem to love one word above most others. Marketing consultants have come up with dozens of ways to say it. It’s almost a game: how many ways can you weave the word “local” into a catchy slogan?
Could it really cost $1 billion to replace the 562-foot Walk railroad bridge in South Norwalk? Or is there a cheaper alternative that the Connecticut Department of Transportation is hiding from us?
It’s Election Day in Connecticut. In the crucial battle for control of the state Senate, here is an overview of what to watch for in each of the nine most competitive races as the results come in tonight.