2018 United States Senate election in Connecticut

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United States Senate election in Connecticut, 2018

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Turnout63.58%
  Chris Murphy, official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped).jpg No image.svg
Nominee Chris Murphy Matthew Corey
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 825,579 545,717
Percentage 59.53% 39.35%

United States senate election in Connecticut, 2018.svg
County Results

Murphy:      50–60%      60–70%

Corey:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Chris Murphy
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Chris Murphy
Democratic

The 2018 United States Senate election in Connecticut took place on November 6, 2018, in order to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the state of Connecticut. Incumbent Democrat Chris Murphy sought and won reelection to a second term.

The primary election was held on August 14, 2018, following a June 12 candidate filing deadline. In the November 2018 general election, incumbent Democrat Chris Murphy defeated Republican nominee Matthew Corey with 59% of the vote.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Chris Murphy
Organizations

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Matthew Corey, businessman[13]
  • Dominic Rapini, businessman[14]

Eliminated at Convention[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Matthew Corey
Individuals
Newspapers

Results[edit]

Results by county:
Republican primary results, Connecticut 2018[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matthew Corey 99,899 76.54%
Republican Dominic Rapini 30,624 23.46%
Total votes 130,523 100%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Richard Lion

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[21] Solid D September 28, 2018
Inside Elections[22] Solid D September 14, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[23] Safe D September 6, 2018
Daily Kos[24] Safe D September 17, 2018
Fox News[25] Likely D^ September 19, 2018
CNN[26] Solid D September 16, 2018
RealClearPolitics[27] Safe D September 16, 2018

^Highest rating given

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Chris
Murphy (D)
Matthew
Corey (R)
Other Undecided
Gravis Marketing October 30 – November 1, 2018 681 ± 3.8% 58% 35% 7%
Emerson College October 27–29, 2018 780 ± 3.7% 55% 35% 3% 7%
Quinnipiac University October 22–28, 2018 1,201 ± 4.0% 56% 41% 0% 3%
Quinnipiac University October 3–8, 2018 767 ± 5.0% 57% 42% 0% 1%
Gravis Marketing August 24–27, 2018 606 ± 4.0% 54% 37% 8%
Quinnipiac University August 16–21, 2018 1,029 ± 3.9% 59% 31% 0% 8%

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Connecticut, 2018[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Chris Murphy (incumbent) 825,579 59.53% +4.71%
Republican Matthew Corey 545,717 39.35% -3.94%
Libertarian Richard Lion 8,838 0.64% -1.02%
Green Jeff Russell 6,618 0.48% N/A
Write-in 88 <0.01% N/A
Total votes 1,386,840 100% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Senate election in Connecticut, 2018 - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  2. ^ Bass, Paul (December 23, 2016). "Murphy Navigates A Changed World". New Haven Independent. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "PAGE BY PAGE REPORT DISPLAY FOR 201703010200079535 (Page 1 of 4)". docquery.fec.gov.
  4. ^ "2018 Senate Endorsees - JStreet".
  5. ^ "LCV Action Fund Endorses Senator Chris Murphy for Re-Election". League of Conservation Voters. September 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Stewart, Brian (August 1, 2017). "MoveOn Endorses Six Senators' Re-Election Bids, Backing 'Health Care Heroes' for Helping Lead Effort to Stop Trumpcare From Becoming Law, Embracing Progressive Policies in Trump Era". MoveOn.org. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.ncpssm.org/pac/candidates-we-endorse-and-support/
  8. ^ "Federal Endorsements by the NOW PAC | National Organization for Women Political Action Committees". nowpac.org. August 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "NRDC Action Fund announces first wave of 2018 Senate endorsements". www.nrdcactionfund.org. January 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Population Connection Action Fund Endorsements". Population Connection.
  11. ^ "Sierra Club #ClimateVoter Guide: Endorsements". 16 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Connecticut – Official UAW Endorsements". uawendorsements.org. United Automobile Workers.
  13. ^ Altimari, Daniela (August 22, 2017). "Corey Planning U.S. Senate Run Against Murphy". Hartford Courant. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  14. ^ McGuinness, Dylan (June 27, 2017). "Branford Republican Announces Campaign for U.S. Senate". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  15. ^ Altimari, Daniela (March 9, 2018). "Visconti Out For Governor, In for Senate". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  16. ^ Vigdor, Neil (April 6, 2017). "Source: GOP trying to draft ex-Fox host Gretchen Carlson for Senate". Connecticut Post. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  17. ^ Greenwood, Max (December 7, 2017). "Gretchen Carlson won't rule out political career". The Hill. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  18. ^ Munson, Emilie (September 9, 2018). "Matthew Corey courts conservative media to build support". Connecticut Post.
  19. ^ "Mr. Corey for U.S. Senate". Waterbury Republican-American. November 1, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "2018 Connecticut primary election results". Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  21. ^ "2018 Senate Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  22. ^ "2018 Senate Ratings". The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  23. ^ "2018 Crystal Ball Senate race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  24. ^ "Daily Kos Elections 2018 race ratings". Daily Kos. June 5, 2018.
  25. ^ "2018 Senate Power Rankings". Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  26. ^ "Key Races: Senate". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  27. ^ "Battle for the Senate 2018". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  28. ^ "2018 Connecticut general election results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 June 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites