Connecticut Resources

Population: 3,590,886 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 8, 2018.

Primary: Aug. 14, 2018.

Connecticut (D+7), while clearly a Democratic state, can still elect moderate Republicans locally. It is 74% White, 9% Black and 12% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 7. Con­nec­ticut has been a safe state for the Democrats in Presidential elections since 1992.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Chris Murphy

Senator class 1: Chris Murphy (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Health & Education.

Democratic nominee: Chris Murphy
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 10, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer Chris Murphy (b.1973) was a member of the State Legislature for several years before he was elected to the House for three terms, beating an incumbent Republican. He was elected to the Senate in 2012 with 55%.

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Richard Blumenthal

Senator class 3: Richard Blu­menthal (D)
Committees: Veterans, Armed Services, Commerce, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: Richard Blu­menthal
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, June 17, 2016:
Lawyer and State AG Richard Blu­menthal (b.1946) was first elected in 2010 and won 63% in 2016.

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Representatives: 5 Representatives, all Democrats.

John Larson

District 1
Representative: John Larson (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: John Larson
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+12) coves central and northern parts, including Hartford. It is 70% White, 10% Black and 10% Hispanic. State Senator John Larson (b.1948) was first elected in 1998 and took 64% in 2016.

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Joe Courtney

District 2
Representative: Joe Courtney (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Education.

Democratic nominee: Joe Courtney
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+5) covers roughly the eastern half of the state, including New London. It is 86% White. Lawyer and State Representative Joe Courtney (b.1953) won it from an incumbent Republican in 2006. He took 63% in 2016.

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Rosa DeLauro

District 3
Representative: Rosa DeLauro (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Rosa DeLauro
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+11) contains southern parts of the state and includes New Haven with suburbs. It is 70% White, 10% Black and 10% Hispanic. Rosa DeLauro (b.1943) was an aide and later CoS to former US Senator Chris Dodd. She was first elected in 1990 and won 68% in 2016.

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Jim Himes

District 4
Representative: Jim Himes (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Jim Himes
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, September 3, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+5) lies in the southwestern corner of the state and includes Bridgeport. It is 67% White, 11% Black and 16% Hispanic. Businessman Jim Himes (b.1966) was first elected when he defeated the incumbent Republican in 2008 and won 59% in 2014.

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Elizabeth Esty

District 5
Representative: Elizabeth Esty (D)
Committees: Science, Transportation, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Eliza­beth Esty
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+3) covers northwestern parts of the state and is 77% White and 13% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representative Elizabeth Esty (b.1959) held the seat with 58% in 2014.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: Wednesday after the first Monday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Connecticut.

Dan Malloy

Governor: Dan Malloy (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, April 13, 2017:
Lawyer and Mayor Dan Malloy (b.1955) was first elected in a squeaker in 2010 and re-elected against the same GOP nominee with 51% in 2014. He will not run for a third term and crowded primaries are expected in both parties.

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Nancy Wyman

Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman (D)

Democratic nominee: Nancy Wyman
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 24, 2016:
The LG is nominated separately, but elected on a ticket with the gubernatorial nominee. Four term State Comptroller Nancy Wyman (b.1946) has been Malloy’s LG from the start.

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Denise Merrill

Secretary of State: Denise Mer­rill (D)

Democratic nominee: Denise Mer­rill
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
State Representative Denise Mer­rill (b.1948) was first elected in 2010 and won 51% in 2014.

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Denise Nappier

Treasurer: Denise Nap­pier (D)

Democratic nominee: Denise Nap­pier
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
City planner Denise Nap­pier (b.1951) was first elected in 1998 and won 51% in 2014.

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Kevin Lembo

Comptroller: Kevin Lembo (D)

Democratic nominee: Kevin Lembo
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Health Care Advocate Kevin Lembo (b.1963) was first elected in 2010 and won 52% in 2014.

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George Jepsen

Attorney General­: George Jepsen (D)

Democratic nominee: George Jepsen
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and former State Senator George Jepsen (b.1954) was first elected in 2010 and won 57% in 2014.

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State Senate: 36 (18D / 18R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 151 (79D / 72R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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