For Mike France, key issues were inflation and immigration. Joe Courtney focused on abortion and federal investments in his district.
Catch up on The Connecticut Mirror’s coverage of 2022 elections, from the nominating conventions in May to the general election in November.
Donald Trump to hold fundraiser for Leora Levy at Mar-a-Lago
Levy has been unable to afford TV advertising since winning the Republican primary, an upset fueled by Trump’s endorsement days earlier.
Amid bleak reports, Stefanowski says CT’s economy is broken
The gubernatorial candidate is campaigning on a plan to fix Connecticut’s economy. But first, he has to convince voters it’s broken.
Lamont, Stefanowski find common ground on some issues in forum
Gov. Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski said they will welcome Ukrainian war refugees but offered few details on boosting the social safety net.
Kamala Harris will be in CT Wednesday to discuss abortion rights with Jahana Hayes
The vice president is traveling to CT’s 5th District about a month out from Hayes’ competitive race for a third term to Congress on Nov. 8.
Murphy launching fundraiser to boost gun safety, help Democrats
The CT senator wants to ‘defy the odds’ in a midterm year by protecting Democrats’ majorities and creating a path for more gun-related bills.
Stefanowski takes aim at CT police accountability law
Bob Stefanowski said crime was “out of control” and CT’s 2-year-old accountability law was the main cause of police recruiting difficulties.
Hearst Connecticut/WFSB poll has Blumenthal up by 13 points
The dynamics echoed a previous poll, with women favoring U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal over Leora Levy by a large margin and men split.
Lamont, Stefanowski paint different pictures of CT in first debate
In CT’s first debate, Gov. Ned Lamont trumpeted state finances while Bob Stefanowski painted the state as unsafe and overburdened by taxes.
Ned Lamont has 15-point lead over Bob Stefanowski in new poll
A Western New England University survey for Hearst Connecticut/WFSB shows Lamont leading Stefanowski 55%-40% and by 30 points among women.
Crime fell in Connecticut, but Republicans say it’s still an issue
CT resumed its 10-year crime drop after a bump in 2020. Republicans say Democrats have “put the rights of criminals ahead of our police.”
Lamont, Stefanowski diverge on outlook for CT businesses
The gubernatorial candidates aligned on challenges facing businesses but have different ideas for solving them.
On abortion issue, Bob Stefanowski’s frustration is showing
The CT GOP gubernatorial candidate insists abortion is irrelevant. It’s the one issue that Democrats, and some in his own party, just won’t let go.
Women turn against GOP, giving Lamont and Blumenthal 17-point leads
The poll shows Gov. Ned Lamont and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, have 30-point leads among women who are likely to vote.
Bob Stefanowski points to modest upbringing in neighborhood stroll
Connecticut’s rich Republican candidate, Bob Stefanowski, says he is more grounded than his richer Democratic opponent, Gov. Ned Lamont.