Mark Boughton, Mark Lauretti (Courtesy CT-N)

Lauretti Falls Short Of Petitions For Lieutenant Governor Primary

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.


Hartford election officials conduct a recount of a Democratic primary in the state House fifth district in Hartford and Windsor, as lawyers look on.  A judge later declared candidates Leo Canty and Brandon McGee tied, and ordered a second vote.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Uncounted Ballot Turns Out Not To Be Deciding Factor; Primary Ruled A Tie

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.


"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Primary Turnout at 19.2 and 27.7 Percent

Statewide turnout in the August 14th primary was down from the primary two years ago, for both Republicans and Democrats.


Christopher Shays (Nancy Ostertag/Getty Images)
Linda McMahon (Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images)

McMahon, Shays Disagree Over Number Of Debates

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.


Primary Voting - JFK Elementary School in Windsor

Lowest Presidential Primary Turnout Since Current System Started

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 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Romney Wins Connecticut, Rhode Island Primaries

Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primaries in Connecticut and Rhode Island.


Primary Voting - JFK Elementary School in Windsor

Light Turnout Reported In State’s GOP Primary

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.


Clockwise from upper left: Newt Gingrich (Sean Gardner/Getty Images News,) Ron Paul (Joe Raedle/Getty Images News,) Mitt Romney (Chip Somodeville/Getty Images News,) Rick Santorum (Win McNamee/Getty Images News)

Gingrich To Top Connecticut Primary Ballot

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.


Voting machine for DL

Candidates Chosen For Connecticut Primary

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.


Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Incumbent Mayors Win Primary Challenges in Hartford, New Haven

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.