The Secretary of the State’s office today announced that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti fell short of the number of signatures needed to get his name listed on the ballot for the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
A previously uncounted absentee ballot turned out not to be the deciding vote in a tied General Assembly primary election, and the judge ordered a new vote.
Statewide turnout in the August 14th primary was down from the primary two years ago, for both Republicans and Democrats.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut’s open U.S. Senate seat, is at odds with her primary opponent, former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, over the number of debates they should participate in.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says voter turnout was 14.4 percent, the lowest percentage since the current presidential preference primary in 1980.
Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primaries in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to pick up more momentum for his presidential bid in neighboring Connecticut, one of several states holding Republican primary elections Tuesday.
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s name will appear on top of Connecticut’s presidential primary ballot when Republicans go to the polls on April 24.
Connecticut Republicans now know which candidates will be on the ballot when they go to the polls to vote in the state’s presidential preference primary April 24.
The mayors of Hartford and New Haven beat back primary challenges as voters in 21 Connecticut municipalities chose Republican and Democratic candidates to face off in the general election Nov. 8.