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2021 Election News

Connecticut elected officials and candidates react to overturning of Roe v. Wade

Leaders reacted with outrage to the Supreme Court overturning the landmark decision, leaving the authority to regulate abortion up to the states.

Tell The Day which candidate for governor is better equipped to handle rising costs

With ongoing inflation and skyrocketing prices, we are asking readers whether they think incumbent Gov. Ned Lamont or his opponent Bob Stefanowski is better equipped to handle the rising cost of...

Jan. 6 witnesses to testify about Trump pressure to reject ballots

A video exhibit plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House Jan. 6 committee is expected to hear testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about the extraordinary pressure he faced from former President Donald Trump to...


Republican enters state representative race in New London

Karen Paul, chairwomen of New London’s Senior Affairs Commission, has filed paperwork with the state indicating a challenge to incumbent State Rep. Anthony Nolan, D-New London, for the 39th...

Boris announces candidacy approved by Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission

Robert Boris announced that the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission approved his candidacy for the 41st House seat.

Bob Stefanowski and Ned Lamont compete to show empathy on inflation

With Gov. Ned Lamont airing a new television commercial outlining what he’s done to cut costs for consumers, Republican Bob Stefanowski countered Wednesday with a call to use the state budget...

Nolan accepts nomination for New London's 39th District

State Rep. Anthony Nolan, D-New London, recently accepted the Democratic nomination for another term serving the 39th District. A nominating convention was held remotely on May 24.

Waterford referendum fails to overturn RTM decision on Eversource contract

Voters did not meet the 20% turnout threshold required by the town charter to overturn a Representative Town Meeting decision on a natural gas contract.

Incumbent Rep. Devin Carney endorsed for 23rd House District

District Republicans nominated Carney at a convention on May 17.

Quinnipiac poll: Lamont leads, but voters pessimistic on economy

Blumenthal’s 45% job approval rating is his lowest since taking office.

Southeastern Connecticut's congressional delegation reacts to Texas school shooting

The tragic event led to calls for increased gun control among Democrats and bipartisanship among Republicans.

Waterford Republican Kathleen McCarty running for fifth term as state representative

Her legislative career has focused on health care and education.

Norwich Dems endorse Alderman Derell Wilson as 46th House District candidate

Second term Democratic Alderman Derell Wilson was endorsed unanimously Thursday as Democratic candidate to run in the 46th state House District.

Robert Boris receives Republican endorsement for 41st House

The Groton resident and president of Groton-based Command Technology announced in a news release Tuesday that he was unanimously endorsed by Republicans for the 41st House District seat.

Republican Robert Bell endorsed as 46th House District candidate

Republican candidate Robert Bell was endorsed Tuesday to run for the 46th state House District that covers the southern and urban sections of Norwich.

Incumbent Republican Brian Lanoue endorsed in 45th House District

Republican state Rep. Brian Lanoue was endorsed unanimously in a bid for his third term in the newly reconfigured 45th state House District.

Republicans endorse Howard to seek relection as 43rd District state House

Republican State Rep. Greg Howard of Stonington was endorsed by his party Tuesday night to seek reelection to the 43rd District seat.

Sen. Somers endorsed for fourth term

State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, announced in a news release that she unanimously was endorsed on Monday by the 18th District Republican Convention for her fourth term.

Democrat Nick Menapace endorsed in 37th State House District race

Menapace of Niantic will compete with incumbent Republican Rep. Holly Cheeseman of East Lyme for the seat.

Norwich photographer endorsed by Republicans in 19th Senate District

Norwich professional photographer Pietro Carmandella was endorsed by Republicans as the candidate for the 19th District state Senate seat.

Republicans field candidate seeking Formica's seat

Jerry Labriola Jr. of Old Saybrook accepted his party’s unanimous nomination on Monday, promising a “really positive, issue-driven campaign” and a “steady hand in unsteady...

Waterford RTM member endorsed by Democrats for 38th House District seat

Nicholas Gauthier, a two-term Waterford Representative Town Meeting member, announced Thursday that he accepted the endorsement of Waterford and Montville Democrats and received unanimous support of...

47th House District Democrats endorse Lisbon school board member

Democrats in the 47th state House District endorsed Lisbon Board of Education member Dave Nowakowski on Wednesday.

Democrats in the newly realigned 45th state House District seek candidate

Democrats in the newly reconfigured 45th state House District endorsed a placeholder candidate Wednesday to allow time to find a candidate.

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman endorsed by Republicans in the 37th House District

The district includes the towns of East Lyme, Salem and, after redistricting, a portion of Montville.

Bumgardner receives Democratic endorsement for 41st House district

Bumgardner received the Democratic endorsement Wednesday for the 41st House seat with unanimous support.

State Rep. Conley receives Democratic endorsement

State Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, who is running for her fourth term representing the 40th House district, received her party's endorsement.

State Rep. Kevin Ryan endorsed in the 139th House District

State Rep. Kevin Ryan, D-Montville was endorsed unanimously Wednesday in a bid for his 16th term in the newly reconfigured 139th state House district.

Rajab accepts Democratic nomination for 18th Senate District

Stonington Board of Education Chairman Farouk Rajab accepted the Democratic nomination for the 18th Senate District on Tuesday.

Courtney nominated for another term in 2nd Congressional District

Democrats back eight-term congressman during nominating convention in Norwich on Monday. He'll face Republican state Rep. Mike France in November.

Connecticut GOP nominates Bob Stefanowski for rematch with Gov. Ned Lamont

In a ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday night, delegates to the state convention endorsed Stefanowski and his running mate, Rep. Laura Devlin, 61, of Fairfield.

Connecticut Democrats nominate Blumenthal, cast themselves as defenders of democracy

Fellow Sen. Chris Murphy nominated his senior colleague, casting Blumenthal as someone who would fight for the party’s platform and ideals.

Norwich Democratic state Rep. Emmett Riley not running for reelection

Rep. Emmett Riley, D-Norwich, talks with Rep. Joshua Hall, D-Hartford, on opening day of the legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. Riley has announced he is not seeking reelection.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Five-term state Rep. Emmett Riley will not seek reelection, and Alderman Derell Wilson announced Friday that he will run for the 46th District state House seat.

Waterford vote on Eversource contract scheduled for May 31

The town has set Tuesday, May 31 as the date for its referendum on an Eversource contract to heat two municipal buildings with natural gas.

Connecticut General Assembly votes to raise legislative salaries

The bill is meant to open up the possibility of political office to people from all income levels.


Moderate Connecticut Republicans should head for the lifeboats

The party's move toward polarized extremes of election denial, abortion prohibition and gun mania should lead moderates to abandon ship.