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2020 Election News

Marx is hoping her third bid for state Senate is the charm

Martha Marx, a Democrat from New London, has announced she is running for the 20th state senate district. (Submitted photo)

Following Tuesday's news that state Sen. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, would not seek reelection to the state Senate, Democrat Martha Marx entered the race.

Bob Stefanowski opens 2nd race for Connecticut governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski greets supporters at an election night party Nov. 6, 2018, in Rocky Hill, Conn. He is seeking a rematch against a former political rival, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo, File)

The Republican opened his second campaign for governor Wednesday in the same unconventional manner he ended his first one four years ago: By calling “Chaz & AJ in the Morning” on...

On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

Martin Luther King III speaks during a news conference in Washington, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  King's eldest son criticized President Joe Biden and Congress as a whole on Monday for failing to pass voting rights legislation, even as 19 Republican-led states have made it harder to vote in response to former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election-rigging.  “You were successful with infrastructure, which is a great thing -- but we need you to use that same energy to ensure that all Americans have the same unencumbered right to vote,” Martin Luther King III said. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eldest son has condemned the inaction of federal lawmakers on voting rights

2020 State Senate Debate Schedule

— The following state senate debates were livestreamed on You can watch full replays of theme here:

Debate Date/Time Participants Notes
19th District Oct. 8; 7-8 pm Incumbent Sen. Cathy Osten (D), Steve Weir (R) Watch replay of full debate
20th District Oct. 20; 7-8 pm Incumbent Sen. Paul Formica (R), Martha Marx (D) Watch replay of full debate
18th District Oct. 21; 7-8 pm Incumbent Sen. Heather Somers (R), Bob Statchen (D) Watch replay of full debate
33rd District Oct. 22; 7-8 pm Incumbent Sen. Norm Needleman (D), Brendan Saunders (R) Watch replay of full debate


Region's state representatives begin reaching out to new voters

The map of new state House districts unveiled Thursday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2021, by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Reapportionment Commission.

The state House redistricting process left some legislators with different boundaries — and an adjustment period.

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

President Joe Biden reacts to a barrage of questions from members of the media as he leaves a meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus to discuss voting rights and election integrity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Joe Biden is all but conceding defeat for this year on the Democrats' big elections and voting rights legislation

Norwich Republicans file two election complaints on Nov. 2 election issues

Two local Republican Party officials have filed election complaints alleging violations of state election laws in connection with the Nov. 2 municipal election.

'Bringing back the light': Rise Up Mystic hosts vigil for democracy one year after insurrection at the Capitol

Jason Hine of Rise Up Mystic addresses the activists gathered Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, to mark the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, at Liberty Pole Square Mystic.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Rise Up Mystic was one of many grassroot coalitions across America Thursday hosting a vigil on the one year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, advocating for the protection of voter...

East Lyme public safety building 'almost there'

Dispatchers and police could be moved in before the end of the month. The fire marshal's office is already there.

Schumer: Senate to vote on filibuster change to advance voting bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters after a Democratic policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate will vote soon on easing filibuster rules in an effort to advance stalled voting rights legislation

Montville Democrats called to 2022 caucus Jan. 5

The Democratic Town Committee is inviting all registered Democrats to its meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Town Hall in Room 203.

Melendez unanimously chosen as Groton town mayor

Town Council candidate Juan Melendez waves at voters as they drive away Nov. 2, 2021, at the polling station at Fitch High School in Groton. He was unanimously elected by councilors on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, to chair the council as the town's mayor.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Town Councilor Juan Melendez Jr. was unanimously elected by councilors on Tuesday to chair the council as the town’s mayor.

Norwich voting precinct borders will shift with state redistricting

In Norwich, the 46th House District shrank; the 47th District got slightly smaller and the 139th District grew in size.

Natalie Braswell is named Connecticut state comptroller

She will be the first Black person to become comptroller, one of the state’s six elected statewide constitutional offices.

Connecticut’s contorted congressional map to get tweaks, not overhaul

The 2001 congressional district map of Connecticut. The state's awkward congressional map, a legacy of losing one of its six seats 20 years ago, is unlikely to get a major overhaul by the state legislature’s bipartisan Reapportionment Commission.
(Connecticut General Assembly,

The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to give the legislature's Reapportionment Commission until noon Dec. 21 to produce the map before assigning the task to a court-appointed special master.

Groton Town Council unable to agree who should be mayor

After eight rounds of votes, the council puts off the question for now

State Elections Commission dismisses complaint against Montville Democrats

The complaint, filed by the Republican Town Committee chairman, claimed the Democratic Town Committee was improperly paying for the use of party committee headquarters.


Elected officials need to pay attention to high unemployment rates here

The rate is only slightly higher in Waterbury, Hartford and Ansonia.