Get Out the Vote, Connecticut!

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Why is this election so important?

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) is one of the country’s least popular governors. He isn’t running for a third term, so Republicans and Dems are both vying for his spot. Ned Lamont (D) wants to protect Obamacare, fight the opioid epidemic, enact gun control laws, and up CT’s public transportation. He also wants paid family and medical leave. Bob Stefanowski (RI) is saying “what about fiscal responsibility? He wants lower taxes, more jobs, and investment in infrastructure to encourage people to stay in CT.

Here’s whose up for election…

U.S. Senator

Matthew Corey, Republican
Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat
Richard Lion, Libertarian
Jeff Russell, Green Party

U.S. Representative

Danny Postemski, Jr
Joe Courtney, Democrat
Michelle Louise Bicking, Green Party
Daniel Reale, Libertarian

CT Governor

Bob Stefanowski, Republican
Ned Lamont, Democrat
Oz Griebel, Griebel Frank for CT Party
Rodney Hanscomb, Libertarian

CT Lieutenant Governor

Joe Markley, Republican
Susan Bysiewicz, Democrat
Monte E. Frank, Griebel Frank for CT Party
Jeffrey Thibeault, Libertarian

CT State Treasurer

Thad Gray, Republican
Shawn Wooden, Democrat
Jesse Brohinsky, Libertarian

CT Attorney General

Sue Hatfield, Republican
William Tong, Democrat
Peter D. Goselin, Green Party

CT Secretary of State

Susan Chapman, Republican
Denise W. Merrill, Democrat
S. Michael Derosa, Green Party
Heather Lynn Sylvestre Gwynn, Libertarian

CT State Comptroller

Kurt Miller, Republican
Kevin Lembo, Democrat
Paul Passarelli, Libertarian
Edward G. Heflin, Green Party

CT State Senator

Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, North Branford
Adam Greenberg, Republican
Christine Cohen, Democrat

CT State Representative

Noreen Kokoruda, Republican
John-Michael Parker, Democrat

Referendum

Also known as ballot initiative (or ballot measure or proposition): A Vote on a specific issue (ex. legalizing weed, raising minimum wage).

Ballot Question 1

Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to ensure (1) that all moneys contained in the Special Transportation Fund be used solely for transportation purposes, including the payment of debts of the state incurred for transportation purposes, and (2) that sources of funds deposited in the Special Transportation Fund be deposited in said fund so long as such sources are authorized by statute to be collected or received by the state?

Ballot Question 2

Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to require (1) a public hearing and the enactment of legislation limited in subject matter to the transfer, sale or disposition of state-owned or state-controlled real property or interests in real property in order for the General Assembly to require a state agency to sell, transfer or dispose of any real property or interest in real property that is under the custody or control of the agency, and (2) if such property is under the custody or control of the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, that such enactment of legislation be passed by a two-thirds vote of the total membership of each house of the General Assembly?

*bold identifies winner