United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2010

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The 2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut took place on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 to elect the five Congressional representatives from the state, one from each of the state's five Congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including governor, U.S. Senate, and state legislature races.

The incumbent state Congressional delegation, elected in 2008, consisted of five Democratic representatives. All were re-elected in the 2010 elections.

Primary elections were necessary to select Republican candidates in all districts except the Third, while no Democratic candidates faced primary challenges. The GOP primaries took place on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

Overview[edit]

The table below shows the total number and percentage of votes, as well as the number of seats gained and lost by each political party in the election for the United States House of Representatives in Connecticut. In addition, the voter turnout and the number of votes not valid will be listed below.

United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2010[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats
Democratic 667,983 † 58.69% 5
Republican 460,286 ‡ 40.44% 0
Green 8,892 0.78% 0
Socialist Action 955 0.08% 0
Write-in candidates 86 <0.01% 0
Total 1,138,202 100% 5

† Includes 33,036 votes received on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party, which cross-endorsed the Democratic candidate in each of the five districts.
‡ Includes 2,310 votes received by Republican Sam Caliguiri on the independent line in the Fifth District.

District 1[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John B. Larson was challenged by Republican Ann Brickley, Green Party candidate Kenneth J. Krayeske, and Socialist Action candidate Christopher J. Hutchinson.

Polling[edit]

October polls conducted by the website CT Capitol Report showed Larson leading Brickley by seven- and 18-point margins.

Poll source Dates administered John Larson (D) Ann Brickley (R)
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 24–26, 2010 55.8% 38.3%
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 3–5, 2010 51.8% 44.7%

Results[edit]

Representative in Congress (CT-1), November 2, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Brickley 84,076 37.20%
Democratic John B. Larson 138,440 61.25%
Green Kenneth J. Krayeske 2,564 1.13%
Socialist Action Christopher J. Hutchinson 955 0.42%
Write-in Daniel J. Stepanek 3 <0.1%
Totals 226,038 100%

Note: Larson also appeared on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party and received 7,902 votes on it. His Working Families and Democratic votes have been aggregated together on this table.

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Courtney was challenged by Republican Janet Peckinpaugh, a former NBC Connecticut anchorwoman.[2] Also running was Green Party candidate Scott Deshefy. Courtney was also cross-endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party.

Polling[edit]

October polls conducted by the website CT Capitol Report had shown Courtney leading Peckinpaugh by 14- and 19-point margins.

Poll source Dates administered Joe Courtney (D) Janet Peckinpaugh (R)
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 24–26, 2010 57.2% 38%
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 3–5, 2010 55.0 41.3%

Results[edit]

Representative in Congress (CT-2), November 2, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Janet Peckinpaugh 95,671 38.76%
Democratic Joe Courtney 147,748 59.86%
Green G. Scott Deshefy 3,344 1.35%
Write-in Daniel Reale 27 <0.1%
Write-in Muriel P. Bianchi 19 <0.1%
Totals 246,809 100%

Note: Courtney also appeared on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party and received 6,860 votes on it. His Working Families and Democratic votes have been aggregated together on this table.

District 3[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro was challenged by Connecticut Republican Party treasurer Jerry Labriola Jr. and Green Party nominee Charles Pillsbury.

Polling[edit]

October polls conducted by the website CT Capitol Report had shown DeLauro leading Labriola by the largest margins of any of the state's five congressional districts.

Poll source Dates administered Rosa DeLauro (D) Jerry Labriola (R)
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 24–26, 2010 56% 37.9%
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 3–5, 2010 58.1% 36.5%

Results[edit]

Representative in Congress (CT-3), November 2, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Labriola, Jr. 74,107 33.58%
Democratic Rosa L. DeLauro 143,565 65.06%
Green Charles A. Pillsbury 2,984 1.35%
Write-in Boaz Itshaky 5 <0.1%
Totals 220,661 100%

Note: DeLauro also appeared on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party and received 9,021 votes on it. Her Working Families and Democratic votes have been aggregated together on this table.

District 4[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Himes was challenged by Republican State Senator Dan Debicella.

Polling[edit]

October polling had shown this race to have essentially been a toss up.

Poll source Dates administered Jim Himes (D) Dan Debicella (R)
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 24–26, 2010 46.1% 48%
National Research October 17–18, 2010 42% 46%
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 3–5, 2010 49.4% 47.2%
National Research September 27–28, 2010 42% 42%
National Research August 17–18, 2010 42% 38%
American Action Forum July 28-Aug. 1, 2010 46% 42%

Results[edit]

Representative in Congress (CT-4), November 2, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Debicella 102,030 46.93%
Democratic Jim Himes 115,351 53.06%
Write-in Eugene Flanagan 10 <0.1%
Totals 217,391 100%

Note: Himes also appeared on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party and received 4,605 votes on it. His Working Families and Democratic votes have been aggregated together on this table.

District 5[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy was challenged by Republican State Senator Sam Caligiuri.

Polling[edit]

The last polling in this district before the election, as conducted by the website CT Capitol Report, had essentially indicated this race was a toss up.

Poll source Dates administered Chris Murphy (D) Sam Caligiuri (R)
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group[dead link] October 28-31, 2010 43.8% 51.5%
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 24–26, 2010 45.5% 46.9%
Gotham Research Group October 4–6, 2010 48% 34%
CT Capitol Report/Merriman River Group October 3–5, 2010 44.3% 49.7%
Gotham Research Group September 19-21, 2010 50% 37%
National Research August 30–31, 2010 40% 39%

† Internal poll commissioned for Murphy campaign

Results[edit]

Representative in Congress (CT-5), November 2, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam S. F. Caligiuri 104,402 45.93%
Democratic Chris Murphy 122,879 54.06%
Write-in Elmon Smith 2 <0.1%
Write-in John Pistone 20 <0.1%
Totals 227,303 100%

Note: Murphy also appeared on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party and received 4,648 votes on it. His Working Families and Democratic votes have been aggregated together on this table. Caligiuri also appeared on the independent line and received 2,310 votes on it. His independent and Republican votes have been aggregated together on this table.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Election Results for Representative in Congress". State of Connecticut, Secretary of the State. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Former News Anchor Running for Congress". NBC Connecticut. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
General references

External links[edit]

Official campaign sites


Preceded by
2008 elections
United States House elections in Connecticut
2010
Succeeded by
2012 elections