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  • President Trump shakes up CT governor's race

    President Trump shakes up CT governor's race

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:31:27 GMT

    President Donald Trump has weighed in on the race for Connecticut's next governor.

    President Donald Trump has weighed in on the race for Connecticut's next governor.

  • Lamont, Stefanowski win nominations for governor’s race

    Lamont, Stefanowski win nominations for governor’s race

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-08-15 11:34:48 GMT

    One of the most surprising primary elections in recent history is over.

    One of the most surprising primary elections in recent history is over.

  • Lamont wins Democratic gubernatorial primary

    Lamont wins Democratic gubernatorial primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:00:51 GMT
    Businessman Ned Lamont has defeated Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.Businessman Ned Lamont has defeated Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.

    Businessman Ned Lamont has defeated Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.

    Businessman Ned Lamont has defeated Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.

  • Bob Stefanowski wins GOP primary for governor in upset

    Bob Stefanowski wins GOP primary for governor in upset

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:59:09 GMT
    Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is looking to turn his consistent lead in the polls into a primary in win the race for the Republican nomination for governor.Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is looking to turn his consistent lead in the polls into a primary in win the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

    Bob Stefanowski, a former executive with UBS and General Electric, has won the race for the Republican nomination for governor — beating a handful of candidates that included a consistent front-runner.

    Bob Stefanowski, a former executive with UBS and General Electric, has won the race for the Republican nomination for governor — beating a handful of candidates that included a consistent front-runner.

  • Bysiewicz wins Democratic lieutenant governor primary

    Bysiewicz wins Democratic lieutenant governor primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:51:37 GMT
    Former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and political newcomer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman are squaring off in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor today.Former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and political newcomer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman are squaring off in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor today.

    Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz bested political newcomer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor Tuesday.

    Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz bested political newcomer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor Tuesday.

  • Hayes wins Democratic nod in 5th District primary, Santos wins GOP

    Hayes wins Democratic nod in 5th District primary, Santos wins GOP

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:48:36 GMT
    Acclaimed teacher Jahana Hayes defeated Mary Glassman in the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District Tuesday.Acclaimed teacher Jahana Hayes defeated Mary Glassman in the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District Tuesday.

    Acclaimed teacher Jahana Hayes defeated Mary Glassman in the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District Tuesday -- and across the aisle former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos won the GOP nod.

    Acclaimed teacher Jahana Hayes defeated Mary Glassman in the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District Tuesday -- and across the aisle former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos won the GOP nod.

  • Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy

    Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:57:56 GMT

    Sen. Chris Murphy advanced to the November election without facing a primary election Tuesday in the Democratic party.

    Sen. Chris Murphy advanced to the November election without facing a primary election Tuesday in the Democratic party.

  • Ganim kicks off busy primary day

    Ganim kicks off busy primary day

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:25:28 GMT
    After crisscrossing the state last week, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is hoping to win the Democratic gubernatorial primary.After crisscrossing the state last week, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is hoping to win the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

    After crisscrossing the state last week, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is hoping to win the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

    After crisscrossing the state last week, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is hoping to win the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

  • Connecticut Primary Election Results

    Connecticut Primary Election Results

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:00:19 GMT

    Polls have closed in Connecticut's primary elections.

    Polls have closed in Connecticut's primary elections.

  • Polls close in Connecticut primary elections

    Polls close in Connecticut primary elections

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:09:59 GMT

    This year, two Democrats and five Republicans are all hoping to be Connecticut's next governor.

    This year, two Democrats and five Republicans are all hoping to be Connecticut's next governor.

  • Gubernatorial candidates campaign ahead of Tuesday primaries

    Gubernatorial candidates campaign ahead of Tuesday primaries

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:57:55 GMT

    Political candidates criss-crossed Connecticut Monday to remind residents to get out and vote in Tuesday's primary elections.

    Political candidates criss-crossed Connecticut Monday to remind residents to get out and vote in Tuesday's primary elections.

  • First selectman race neck-and-neck in New Canaan

    First selectman race neck-and-neck in New Canaan

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 1:13 AM EST2017-11-08 06:13:39 GMT

    With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Republican candidate Kevin Moynihan edged Democrat Kit Devereaux by just 33 votes -- but that total didn't include absentee ballots in the race for first selectman in New Canaan.

    With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Republican candidate Kevin Moynihan edged Democrat Kit Devereaux by just 33 votes -- but that total didn't include absentee ballots in the race for first selectman in New Canaan.

  • VIDEO: New Canaan First Selectman Debate

    VIDEO: New Canaan First Selectman Debate

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-10-21 16:51:31 GMT
    News 12 Connecticut has debates for races this upcoming election.News 12 Connecticut has debates for races this upcoming election.

    Meet the candidates in New Canaan's First Selectman race in this debate, hosted by News 12's John Craven. 

    Meet the candidates in New Canaan's First Selectman race in this debate, hosted by News 12's John Craven. 

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    Experts speculate on who will succeed Gov. Malloy

    Experts speculate on who will succeed Gov. Malloy

    Experts are speculating who will replace Gov. Dannel Malloy after he announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a third term in office.Experts are speculating who will replace Gov. Dannel Malloy after he announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a third term in office.

    Experts are speculating who will replace Gov. Dannel Malloy after he announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a third term in office.

    Experts are speculating who will replace Gov. Dannel Malloy after he announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a third term in office.

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    Blumenthal, Murphy host forum on fate of Planned Parenthood

    Blumenthal, Murphy host forum on fate of Planned Parenthood

    Connecticut's two senators were among leaders who hosted a forum on the fate of Planned Parenthood in Stamford Thursday, even as President Donald Trump moved to defund the organization.Connecticut's two senators were among leaders who hosted a forum on the fate of Planned Parenthood in Stamford Thursday, even as President Donald Trump moved to defund the organization.
    Connecticut's two senators were among leaders who hosted a forum on the fate of Planned Parenthood in Stamford Thursday, even as President Donald Trump moved to defund the organization. Supporters said they had gotten a bit of a victory a few weeks ago when the Republicans' bill to undo the Affordable Care Act failed to come to a vote. On Thursday, however, the president signed a new law that allows states to block some federal money to the organization. Despite the president's acti...
    Connecticut's two senators were among leaders who hosted a forum on the fate of Planned Parenthood in Stamford Thursday, even as President Donald Trump moved to defund the organization. Supporters said they had gotten a bit of a victory a few weeks ago when the Republicans' bill to undo the Affordable Care Act failed to come to a vote. On Thursday, however, the president signed a new law that allows states to block some federal money to the organization. Despite the president's acti...
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    Rep. Himes holds town hall meeting in Bridgeport

    Rep. Himes holds town hall meeting in Bridgeport

    Rep. Jim Himes held a town hall meeting in Bridgeport Wednesday night to hear residents' concerns.Rep. Jim Himes held a town hall meeting in Bridgeport Wednesday night to hear residents' concerns.

    Rep. Jim Himes held a town hall meeting in Bridgeport Wednesday night to hear residents' concerns.

    Rep. Jim Himes held a town hall meeting in Bridgeport Wednesday night to hear residents' concerns.

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    Gov. Malloy announces he won't seek re-election

    Gov. Malloy announces he won't seek re-election

    Experts are speculating who will replace Gov. Dannel Malloy after he announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a third term in office.Experts are speculating who will replace Gov. Dannel Malloy after he announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a third term in office.

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday he won't seek a third term. 

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday he won't seek a third term. 

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    Gov. Malloy unveils deep spending cuts, new taxes in budget

    Gov. Malloy unveils deep spending cuts, new taxes in budget

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled almost $200 million in new taxes and fees in his budget presentation Wednesday afternoon, along with a dire warning for state workers.Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled almost $200 million in new taxes and fees in his budget presentation Wednesday afternoon, along with a dire warning for state workers.

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled almost $200 million in new taxes and fees in his budget presentation Wednesday afternoon, along with a dire warning for state workers. 

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled almost $200 million in new taxes and fees in his budget presentation Wednesday afternoon, along with a dire warning for state workers. 

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