After a night of big gains in the state legislature, Republicans say the unpopularity of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy outweighed any negative effects from President-elect Donald J. Trump at the top of the ticket.
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.
The battle for control of Connecticut’s state legislative chambers is in its final days. Here are the latest headlines in the Senate battleground districts.
For a televised hour on Sunday, Republican Dan Carter occupied a rare patch of level ground in his steeply uphill race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: They stood side by side at identical lecterns in their only scheduled debate.
The last time Republicans won a majority in the Connecticut House, they had the assistance of a Ronald Reagan landslide and a party lever that encouraged straight ticket voting. But the GOP sees opportunity for gains this year in open Democratic seats and polls showing an electorate deeply dissatisfied with a Democratic governor and General Assembly.
If the GOP can gain four seats, it will turn a 21-15 Democratic advantage into a 19-17 Republican majority, giving them control of the chamber for the first time in 20 years.
FAIRFIELD – Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump brushed aside skepticism about his decision to campaign in a deep-blue state and drew about 5,000 people to a rally here Saturday on the hottest day of the year. Trump tailored his message to include heavy criticism of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a litany of statistics about the state’s sluggish economy, and the pointed question, “How did you lose General Electric?”
Hours before the opening of a new elementary school in Newtown to replace the one where a lone gunman killed 26 people nearly four years earlier, Connecticut’s two U.S. senators said Friday action on gun control will probably not come until after the November elections.
Four Bridgeport state legislators, New Britain’s state senator and five other state representatives are gearing up for primaries on Aug. 9. There will be 12 primary contests in total.
The political adventure of former Olympic shot putter August Wolf ended in failure Tuesday, marked by an email acknowledging he lacks the signatures to force a Republican primary for U.S. Senate, leaving state Rep. Dan Carter as the GOP’s uncontested choice to oppose U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat.
August Wolf launched a petition drive Wednesday to force a Republican primary for U.S. Senate with an angry attack on the GOP delegates who snubbed Wolf’s yearlong campaign Monday and endorsed Rep. Dan Carter, a candidate for five weeks.
Rep. Robert W. Megna, D-New Haven, who adopted a consumer advocate’s role as co-chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, added his name Saturday to the list of legislators who will not seek re-election to the General Assembly this fall.
Ten years after they last won federal office in Connecticut, Republicans will make endorsements Monday night in a three-way race for U.S. Senate and in all five congressional districts, at least two of which are expected to be contested.
The presidential campaign of Republican Donald J. Trump rolls into Hartford on Friday, an effort to solidify a lead that makes him the favorite to win 25 of the delegates at stake in the Connecticut primary on April 26. Three super delegates will remain unpledged.
Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, made a late entry Monday into the U.S. Senate race, giving Republicans an alternative to August Wolf, a businessman whose campaign to unseat Democrat Richard Blumenthal has been plagued by staff turmoil. He is a former Air Force pilot who was the sole member of the Newtown delegation to vote against gun controls drafted in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre.