Connecticut primary pulled just 20 percent of voters

Aug 18, 2014

In Connecticut's statewide Republican primary last week, just 20 percent of eligible voters in Connecticut showed up at the polls. The overall low turnout raises some questions about what could be done differently.

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Connecticut Republicans have given Greenwich businessman Tom Foley a second opportunity to run against Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

The former U.S. ambassador to Ireland defeated state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney in Tuesday's GOP primary in unofficial returns.

Foley was endorsed by the GOP and had been favored to win the match-up against the lesser-known McKinney, a 16-year veteran of the General Assembly from Fairfield.

Foley's victory sets up a rematch with Malloy, who won his first term by narrowly defeating Foley in 2010.

Conn. governor's race taking shape

May 19, 2014
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Connecticut Democrats endorsed Governor Dannel Malloy to run for a second term and state Republicans endorsed their 2010 candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley to challenge Malloy again. But the stage is not quite set for a rematch.

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In Tuesday’s primary election, Suffolk County voters will be choosing candidates for November's general election. The most watched primary is for District Attorney where Tom Spota is being challenged for the first time since he won office in 2001. 

Craig LeMoult

Tuesday is primary day in cities and towns across Connecticut and Suffolk County.

In Connecticut, 21 cities and towns are holding primaries. Among them, Democrats have mayoral primaries in New Haven, Stamford, East Haven, West Haven, Stratford, Norwich, and Norwalk. There’s a contentious Democratic primary in Bridgeport  for Board of Education. Republicans also have primaries for First Selectman in Bethel, Killingworth, and Woodbury.