It’s not too late to vote today, even if you’re not registered or moved and forgot to register at your new address. But you might have to show up earlier than registered voters to actually cast a ballot.
Gov. Ned Lamont issued writs Friday setting Feb. 26 as the date for special elections to fill vacancies in the General Assembly created by the resignations of three state senators and two state representatives who joined his administration.
WASHINGTON – There was a significant jump in Latino participation in the midterm election across the nation, and most likely in Connecticut, too. As more of the state’s Latinos are politically engaged, there are also more calls from that growing community for a seat at the table of political power.
Democrat Norm Needleman is the winner in the 33rd state Senate District after a district-wide ballot recount, defeating East Haddam Republican state Rep. Melissa Ziobron.
State election officials said a recent correction to a reporting error in Essex has put the contest for the 33rd District within a margin that requires a recount.
Jenna Shapiro woke up miserable the day after Donald J. Trump’s election in 2016. The daughter of Democratic activists, Shapiro had canvassed for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and worked on phone banks at Wesleyan, where she was a senior contemplating a career in teaching. “I felt like I hadn’t done enough, not nearly enough,” Shapiro said. “I never want to wake up after another election believing I hadn’t done everything I could for a candidate I believed in.” She woke up happy this year, having put off teaching to help run the Democratic GOTV campaign in Connecticut.
Female candidates helped boost Democratic clout in the General Assembly during the midterm election and now they’d like to see the issues they campaigned on — issues like paid family and medical leave — at the top of the agenda in the next legislative session.
A blue wave swept across Connecticut to give Democrats solid majorities in the General Assembly, but the race for governor offered little sign of a political realignment: If anything, the reds got redder and the blues got bluer on the state’s electoral map.
Almost 100 towns voted more strongly in favor of the party they had chosen in 2014.
Ned Lamont, a Democrat lifted to victory in large measure by Connecticut’s rejection of a divisive Republican president, delivered a conciliatory message Wednesday in his first public appearance as the governor-elect, pledging to work with labor, business and the legislature’s wounded GOP minority.
WASHINGTON – The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives has propelled Connecticut’s lawmakers into positions of power that may help them further their agendas and give them new roles in the effort to block President Donald Trump’s initiatives.
In a live call to a supportive morning radio team, Republican Bob Stefanowski publicly conceded the Connecticut governor’s race to Democrat Ned Lamont today, saying after a long and see-saw night of slow returns, “He won fair and square.”
Voters returned U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to the Senate and re-elected Connecticut’s Democratic members of the U.S. House, who will serve in a chamber controlled by their own party for the first time in eight years. A newcomer, Jahana Hayes, will also join that House delegation in the next Congress.
Buffeted by conflicting state and national political currents, Connecticut voters go to the polls today to cast votes for statewide and legislative candidates, many who have tied their fortunes to how the electorate feels about two men not on the ballot, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and President Donald J. Trump.
WASHINGTON – The closing argument Connecticut’s congressional delegation is making in this historic midterm election hews closely to Democratic messaging about health care and the economy — but they are also making President Donald Trump a focus of their last-minute campaigning.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy on warned Connecticut voters that casting a ballot on Tuesday for independent gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel was “as good as a vote for Donald Trump.” Meanwhile, a coalition of progressive groups in Connecticut asked Griebel, and his running mate Monte Frank, to drop out of the race because he’s pulling support from Democratic candidate Ned Lamont.