Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year. In addition to providing long-form reports and features for WSHU, he regularly contributes spot news to NPR, and has worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative.

Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the U.S. Senate. He has also reported on several state and municipal corruption trials in Connecticut, including one that led to the resignation of former Governor John Rowland. Ebong keenly follows developments with Native American tribes in Connecticut and produced an award-winning feature on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Ebong recently returned from his native Nigeria, where he spent a year helping to establish the international media network Gotel Africa. During his time there, he trained and managed local reporters and covered major stories, such as the presidential election in Nigeria and the government’s offensive against Boko Haram.

Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News.

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Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump bucked conventional wisdom by making a bid to win votes at a rally Saturday in Connecticut, a blue state that has not voted for a Republican since 1988.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Connecticut Saturday evening for a rally at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. The Trump rally takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt Center on the Sacred Heart University campus.

Johnathon Henninger

In Connecticut three incumbent state Senate Democrats easily beat back challengers in Tuesday’s party primaries.

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As expected, turnout for today’s primary elections in Connecticut has been light.

There are a dozen General Assembly seats, some registrars of voters and some probate judges being challenged in the primaries.

It's primary day in Connecticut on Tuesday. Ten incumbents in the state General Assembly are facing challenges from members of their own parties in races across the state.

The most number of seats being challenged are in Bridgeport, the state’s largest city. 

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