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CONNECTICUT

connecticutPopulation: 3,590,886 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 7, 2016.

Primary: August 9, 2016.

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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. (Pic: Congress)

Chris Murphy. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Chris Murphy
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

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. (Pic: Congress)

Richard Blumenthal. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Richard Blu­menthal
Republican nomineeDan Carter

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and State AG Richard Blu­menthal (b.1946) was first elected in 2010 with 55%. The GOP is running veteran and State Representative Dan Carter, who won over 85% at the State Convention.

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Representatives: 5 Representatives, all Democrats.

John Larson. (Pic: Congress)

John Larson. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: John Larson
Republican nomineeMatthew Corey

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
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 62% in 2014 against window cleaning contractor Matthew Corey, who is running again.

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Joe Courtney. (Pic: Congress)

Joe Courtney. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Joe Courtney
Republican nomineeDaria Novak

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
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 62% in 2014. The GOP is running security consultant Daria Novak.

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Rosa DeLauro. (Pic: Congress)

Rosa DeLauro. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Rosa DeLauro
Republican nomineeAngel Cadena

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
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 took 67% in 2014. The GOP is running veteran Angel Cadena.

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Jim Himes. (Pic: Congress)

Jim Himes. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Jim Himes
Republican nomineeJohn Shaban

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
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 took 54% in 2014. His opponent in 2016 is State Representative and lawyer John Shaban.

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Elizabeth Esty. (Pic: Congress)

Elizabeth Esty. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Eliza­beth Esty
Republican nominee: Clay Cope

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
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 53% in 2014. The GOP is running Sherman Mayor Clay Cope.

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STATE LEVEL

Dan Malloy. (Pic: State of CT)

Dan Malloy. (Pic: State of CT)

Governor: Dan Malloy (D)

Democratic nominee: Dan Malloy
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
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. It is uncertain if he will run for a third term.

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Nancy Wyman. (Pic: State of CT)

Nancy Wyman. (Pic: State of CT)

Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman (D)

Democratic nominee: Nancy Wyman
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2018.

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. (Pic: State of CT)

Denise Merrill. (Pic: State of CT)

Secretary of State: Denise Mer­rill (D)

Democratic nominee: Denise Mer­rill
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

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

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Denise Nappier. (Pic: State of CT)

Denise Nappier. (Pic: State of CT)

: Denise Nap­pier (D)

Democratic nominee: Denise Nap­pier
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

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

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Kevin Lembo. (Pic: State of CT)

Kevin Lembo. (Pic: State of CT)

Comptroller: Kevin Lembo (D)

Democratic nominee: Kevin Lembo
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

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

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George Jepsen. (Pic: State of CT)

George Jepsen. (Pic: State of CT)

Attorney General­: George Jepsen (D)

Democratic nominee: George Jepsen
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

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

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State Senate: 36 (21D / 15R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.
State House: 151 (87D / 64R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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