High-intensity state politics this summer are leading up to a statewide primary on Tuesday, Aug. 10, when the outcomes will determine which names will appear on ballots in November.
Gubernatorial primary matches in both major parties and a Republican contest for the U.S. Senate nomination are the main events.
Also at stake are intraparty races for each state constitutional office except treasurer, in four Congressional districts, and for many legislative seats.
In Connecticut, only voters who are registered with a major party can vote in that party’s primary on Aug. 10. The deadline for registering is August 9.
Ultimately, on Nov. 2, Connecticut voters will choose one U.S. senator, five U.S. representatives, a new governor and the five other constitutional officers, and all 187 seats in the Connecticut General Assembly
Major-party primaries Aug. 10
Setting off a political scramble this year were the decisions of Gov. Rell and U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd not to seek reelection. As a result, many current officeholders are taking the plunge and running for different seats. A number of outsiders have also decided to throw their hats into the ring. Here is how the major-party primary races for top-tier elected offices are shaping up, as of June 23. Changes and updates will be posted to cbia.com.
Note: Designations below are for party-endorsed candidates.
Governor • Democrats: Dan Malloy (party-endorsed) vs. Ned Lamont • Republicans: Tom Foley (party-endorsed) vs. Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele vs. Oz Griebel
Lt. Governor • Republicans: Mark Boughton (party-endorsed) vs. Lisa Wilson-Foley • Democrats: State Comptroller Nancy Wyman (party-endorsed) vs. Mary Glassman
Comptroller • Democrats: State Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo (party-endorsed) vs. Mike Jarjura
Secretary of the State • Democrats: House Majority Leader Denise Merrill (party-endorsed) vs. Gerry Garcia
Attorney General • Republicans: Martha Dean (party-endorsed) vs. Ross Garber
U.S. Senate • Republicans: Linda McMahon (party-endorsed) vs. Peter Schiff vs. Rob Simmons (Simmons has suspended his campaign but his name will remain on the primary ballot.)
First Congressional District • Republicans: Ann Brickley (party-endorsed) vs. Mark Zydanowicz
Second Congressional District • Republicans: Daria Novak (party-endorsed) vs. Janet Peckinpaugh vs. Doug Dubitsky
Fourth Congressional District • Republicans: State Sen. Dan Debicella (party-endorsed) vs. Rick Torres vs. Rob Merkle
Fifth Congressional District • Republicans: State Sen. Sam Caligiuri (party-endorsed) vs. Justin Bernier vs. Mark Greenberg
State Senate Districts
1: Hartford, Wethersfield • Democrats: Sen. John Fonfara (party-endorsed) vs. Ed Vargas
22: Bridgeport, Monroe, Trumbull • Republicans: Elaine Hammers (party-endorsed) vs. David Pia
State House Districts
1: Bloomfield, Hartford • Democrats: Matthew Ritter (party-endorsed) vs. Rep. Kenneth Green
4: Hartford • Kelvin Roldan (party-endorsed) vs. Angel Morales
6: Hartford • Democrats: Hector Robles (party-endorsed) vs. Alyssa Peterson
7: Hartford • Democrats: R.J. Winch (party-endorsed) vs. Douglas McCrory
15: Bloomfield, Windsor • Democrats: Rep. David Baram (party-endorsed) vs. Leo Canty vs. James Michel
19: Avon, Farmington, West Hartford • Democrats: Brian Becker (party-endorsed) vs. Terry Schmitt
32: Cromwell, Middletown, Portland • Republicans: Christie Carpino (party-endorsed) vs. Carl Chudzik 35: Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook • Republicans: David Denvir (party-endorsed) vs. John Samperi
45: Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield, Voluntown • Republicans: Helmut Reinholtz (party-endorsed) vs. Michael Zelasky
51: Killingly, Putnam, Thompson • Democrats: Daniel Rovero (party-endorsed) vs. Brian Lynch
60: Windsor, Windsor Locks • Democrats: Milo Rusty Peck (party-endorsed) vs. Rep. Peggy Sayers
80: Southington, Wolcott • Republicans: Robert Sampson (party-endorsed) vs. Alan Giacomi
91: Hamden • Democrats: Peter Villano (party-endorsed) vs. Ann Altman
92: New Haven • Democrats: Patricia Dillon (party-endorsed) vs. Sergio Rodriguez
94: New Haven • Democrats: Gary Holder-Winfield (party-endorsed) vs. Willie Greene
96: Hamden, New Haven • Democrats: Roland Lemar (party-endorsed) vs. Debra Hauser
136: Westport • Republicans: Stephen Rubin (party-endorsed) vs. Nitzy Cohen