Governor

REPLAY OF DEBATE

CANDIDATES

Dannel P. Malloy, Democrat

Endorsed - View The Day Editorial Endorsement

Incumbent

Yes

Website

http://www.danmalloy2014.com/

Age (as of Nov. 4, 2014)

59

Tom Foley,
Republican

Incumbent

No

Website

http://www.tomfoleyct.com

Age (as of Nov. 4, 2014)

62

Joe Visconti, Independent

Incumbent

No

Website

http://www.viscontiforgovernor.com/

Age (as of Nov. 4, 2014)

57

Election News

Election complaint in Norwich mayoral race dismissed

An election complaint filed by then-mayoral candidate Peter Nystrom against petitioning candidate Jon Oldfield was dismissed Wednesday, and Oldfield said he is "furious" and is considering a...

Richards, de la Cruz qualify for state campaign financing

Incumbent Democratic State Rep. Joe de la Cruz and his Republican challenger Ken Richards, have qualified for public campaign financing through the state's Citizens' Election Program.

State coming up with ways to spend $5.1 million to prevent election tampering

Connecticut's secretary of the state is tasking a group of local, state and federal officials to come up with the best way to invest $5.1 million in federal funds to protect the state from cyber...

Soto will seek second term representing New London in Hartford

Freshman state lawmaker Chris Soto, D- New London, announced this week he would seek a second term representing the 39th District.

Donahue qualifies for state campaign financing

Chris Donahue of Pawcatuck, one of the two candidates for the Democratic nomination to run for state representative from the 43rd District, has announced that he has qualified for public campaign...

Seaside might have hotel developer before election

Several beach-goers find some quiet and uncrowded real estate at the beach in front of the Seaside sanatorium in Waterford on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

The outcome of the selection process for a hotel developer at Seaside could be an issue in the race for the 20th District state Senate seat.

Republican John Scott qualifies for Citizens’ Election Program

John Scott, a Republican candidate for the 40th District House seat, announced last week that his campaign has reached the necessary fundraising threshold to qualify for the state Citizens' Election...

Kelley qualifies for public campaign financing grant

Dan Kelley of Pawcatuck, one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the 18th District state Senate seat now held by Republican Heather Somers, has announced that he has...

Pay New London's mayor more money

Many of the city department heads make more than the mayor they report to.

Norwich Republican announces plan to run for 139th state House seat

A Marine veteran and sales manager for AT&T announced plans Thursday to seek the Republican party nomination to challenge long-term incumbent state Rep. Kevin Ryan in the 139th state House...

Cynthia Nixon's political debut puts gay rights in spotlight

In this March 20, 2018 file photo, New York candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon speaks during her first campaign stop after announcing she would challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination, at a church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. In the already tense New York governor's primary race between the two-term incumbent and the openly gay

Cynthia Nixon's entry in NY governor's race puts gay rights, Cuomo's record on issue in spotlight

Washington lawmakers keep their state of Connecticut medical plans

Gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst cites five former Connecticut lawmakers who have stayed on the state's medical plan for retirees, because it is so generous.

Democrat's dilemma: An energized left or moderation

Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor's edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Democrats face a conundrum in some midterm campaigns as the party tries to decide whether liberals, moderates or some combination are best to take on Republicans in GOP territory where President...

State Rep.Christine Conley qualifies for Citizens’ Election Program

State Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, has qualified for the Citizens' Election Program, which provides public financing to candidates who demonstrate support from residents in their local district.

Mastroianni seeks GOP nod to run for 43rd District House seat

Republican Shaun Mastroianni, a member of the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission and a borough burgess, is seeking his party’s nomination to run for the 43rd District state...

Second Democrat announces intention to run for Urban's seat

Chris Donahue, 29, of Pawcatuck announced Friday that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the seat which represents Stonington and North Stonington.

Carney, Pugliese to run for 23rd District state House seat

State Rep. Devin Carney, R-Old Lyme, and Matt Pugliese, a Democrat, have announced that they are running for the 23rd General Assembly District that covers Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and part of...

McKenney, Cheeseman running for 37th District state House seat

Incumbent state Rep. Holly Cheeseman, R-East Lyme, a Republican, and Salem Selectman Hugh McKenney, a Democrat, have announced their candidacy for the 37th General Assembly District. The district...

Andy Lockwood to launch campaign Tuesday for 46th District state rep seat

Republican Andy Lockwood plans to announce Tuesday he is seeking to run for the 46th District state representative seat.

Bob Statchen to seek Democratic endorsement for 18th District state Senate seat

Democrat Bob Statchen of Stonington has announced he will be seeking his party’s nomination to run for the 18th District state Senate seat held by Republican Heather Somers of Groton.

Boughton campaign announces endorsements from local officials

A group of more than two dozen local officials and grass-roots Republican leaders this week endorsed Mark Boughton for governor, Boughton's campaign announced Tuesday.

Urban announces she will not seek 10th term in General Assembly

In this February 2017 Day file photo, State Rep. Diana Urban, center, chats with State Rep. Johathan Steinberg, right, and State Rep. Brenda Kupchick before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy arrives to present his proposed state budget to a joint session of the general assembly at the State Capitol in Hartford, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, announced Sunday that she will not seek a 10th term this fall but instead be supporting former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s bid for...

Retired Norwich policeman to run against Osten in 19th Senate District

Retired Norwich police Detective Mark Lounsbury will seek the Republican nomination to challenge three-term incumbent Democratic state Sen. Cathy Osten in the 19th Senate District this fall.

Kelley subject of election complaint, says old data led to address error

Dan Kelley of Pawcatuck, the lone announced Democratic candidate for the 18th District state Senate seat held by Republican Heather Somers is the subject of an Elections Enforcement Commission...

Former state Rep. John Scott announces run for 40th District seat

Republican former state Rep. John Scott of Mystic has launched a campaign for a seat in the 40th General Assembly District, which covers sections of Groton and Ledyard.

Daniel Kelley to seek Democratic nomination to run for 18th District state Senate seat

A recently retired corrections officer from Pawcatuck who has served on the Groton City Council, is the first Democrat to say he is seeking his party’s nomination to challenge Republican...

Needleman, Ziobron run for 33rd District state Senate seat

Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, a Democrat, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron, R-East Haddam, announced that they are running for election to the 33rd State Senate District. The district covers...

State Sen. Heather Somers announces re-election bid for 2018

State Sen. Heather Somers of Groton announced Thursday she will seek re-election to the 18th District.

Cheeseman endorses Boughton for governor

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman, R-East Lyme, is among a group of elected officials and Republican leaders that have endorsed Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton for governor.

East Lyme Democrats to host three candidates for attorney general

The Democratic Town Committee will host the three Democratic candidates for attorney general: Chris Mattei; State Rep. Mike D’Agostino, D-Hamden; and State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, at 7...

Businessman Lamont launching candidacy for governor of Connecticut

Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont is launching another bid for the Democratic nomination for governor

Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections

A man walks past a Russian President Vladimir Putin's campaign poster reading 'Strong president - strong Russia' and 'Presidential elections will be held in Russia in March 18' in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Putin is set to easily win another six-year term in the vote. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia's major independent polling agency says it has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions

Wooden, Linares open campaigns for treasurer

Shawn Wooden, the former president of the Hartford City Council, and state Sen. Art Linares, R-Westbrook, have opened campaigns to succeed Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, the Democrat who announced last...

New Mashantucket tribal councilors inaugurated

Two new members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council — Latoya Cluff and Matthew Pearson, both of whom were elected in November — took oaths of office Tuesday.

Groton charter proposal petition has more than 800 signatures

A group of residents seeking to petition the Charter Revision Commission report to referendum has collected more than 800 signatures, nearly half the number needed to place the question on the ballot.