Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2018

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Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Ned Lamont Bob Stefanowski Oz Griebel
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Running mate Susan Bysiewicz Joe Markley Monte Frank

Incumbent Governor

Dannel Malloy
Democratic



The 2018 Connecticut gubernatorial election will take place on November 6, 2018, to elect the next governor and lieutenant governor of Connecticut, concurrently with the election of Connecticut's Class I U.S. Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

As Connecticut does not have gubernatorial term limits, incumbent Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is eligible to run for a third term, but has declined to do so.[1][2][3] After the resignation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback in January 2018, Malloy became the most unpopular governor in the United States.[4][5] The general election will be between 2006 Democratic Senate nominee and businessman Ned Lamont, and Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski.

Democratic primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Democratic nominee[edit]

  • Ned Lamont, perennial candidate, businessman, former Greenwich Selectman, nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2006 and candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 2010[6][7] (endorsed by the state party)

Lost the Democratic primary[edit]

Withdrew prior to the Democratic primary[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary endorsements[edit]

Susan Bysiewicz (withdrew)
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Sean Connolly (withdrew)
State legislators
Jonathan Harris (withdrew)
Statewide officials
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Ned Lamont
Presidents
Vice President
Withdrawn Candidates
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State legislators
Party leaders
  • Kevin Comer, Chairman of Washington Democratic Town Committee[41]
  • Steven Sheinberg, Chairman of Fairfield Democratic Town Committee[41]
  • Audrey Tyson, Member of Democratic State Central Committee[41]
  • Barbara Reynolds, Member of Democratic State Central Committee[41]
  • Karen Jarmoc, Member of Democratic State Central Committee[41]
Newspapers and magazines
Mayors and other municipal leaders
2018 Candidates for Office
  • Amanda Webster, Democratic Nominee for Connecticut Representatives from the 62nd District
Labor unions

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned Lamont 172,024 81.2
Democratic Joe Ganim 39,913 18.8
Total votes 211,937 100.0

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Democratic nominee[edit]

Lost the Democratic primary[edit]

  • Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman, activist[52]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Liz Linehan, State Representative[53]
  • Drew Marzullo, Greenwich Selectman[54]
  • Charlie Stallworth, State Representative[55]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Bysiewicz 129,928 62.2
Democratic Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman 79,021 37.8
Total votes 208,949 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Governor[edit]

Republican nominee[edit]

Endorsed by the state party; lost the Republican primary[edit]

Lost the Republican primary[edit]

  • Tim Herbst, former First Selectman of Trumbull and nominee for State Treasurer in 2014[60]
  • Stephen A. Obsitnik, businessman and nominee for CT-04 in 2012[61]
  • David Stemerman, businessman[62]

Eliminated at Convention[edit]

Withdrew prior to the Convention[edit]

Declined[edit]

Convention[edit]

The Republican statewide nominating convention was held May 11-12, 2018 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

Under the rules established by the convention, any candidate not receiving at least eight percent of the vote would be eliminated in the first round of voting. In the second round of voting, candidates not receiving 15 percent of the vote would be eliminated. In all subsequent rounds of voting, the candidate with the fewest votes would be eliminated, regardless of percentage. Voting would continue until one candidate receives 50 percent plus one of all votes cast.[87]

Results at the Convention[edit]

Round Mark Boughton Tim Herbst Steve Obsitnik Peter Lumaj Mark Lauretti David M. Walker Prasad Srinivasan Mike Handler
1 277 24.4% 213 18.8% 117 10.3% 167 14.7% 119 10.5% 104 9.2% 90 7.9% 46 4.1%
2 408 36.3% 319 28.4% 198 17.6% 161 14.3% 26 2.3% 13 1.2%
3 557 50.1% 454 40.9% 100 9.0%

Primary endorsements[edit]

Mark Boughton[88]
Tim Herbst[96]
Steve Obsitnik
Bob Stefanowski
David Stemerman
Mike Handler (eliminated)
Mark Lauretti (eliminated)
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Republican Town Committee leaders
  • Mike Barnes, Chairman, New Milford RTC[118]
  • Bill Paecht, Chairman, Seymour RTC[118]
  • Anthony Simonetti, Chairman, Shelton RTC[118]
Peter Lumaj (eliminated)
Prasad Srinivasan (eliminated)
State Legislators
Local Officials
  • Stewart “Chip” Beckett, Member, Glastonbury Town Council
  • Tim Devanney, Member, Town of Manchester Board of Directors
  • Matthew Galligan, Member, Town of Manchester Board of Directors
  • Carolyn Mirek, Member, South Windsor Town Council and former Mayor
  • Robert Morra, Member, Town of Bolton Board of Selectmen
  • George P. Norman, Member, Glastonbury Town Council
  • Donald Palmer, Member, Town of Manchester Ways and Means Committee
  • William T. Finn, former Member, Glastonbury Town Council
  • Michael T. Zelasky, Chairman, Lisbon Board of Finance
State Central Committee
  • Michael FitzPatrick (4th Senatorial District) of Glastonbury
  • Louis Spadaccini (4th Senatorial District) of Manchester
Republican Town Committee Leaders
  • John Deeb, Chairman, Manchester RTC
  • Rodney Fournier, Chairman, Bolton RTC
  • Ken Hjulstrom, Chairman, Marlborough RTC
  • Robert Ike, Chairman, Bloomfield RTC
  • Robert Lynn, Chairman, Glastonbury RTC
  • Allan Spotts, Chairman, Cromwell RTC
  • John Tanski, First Vice Chair, Glastonbury RTC
Erin Stewart (withdrew)

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Mark
Boughton
Tim
Herbst
Steve
Obsitnik
Bob
Stefanowski
David
Stemerman
Undecided
Tremont Public Advisors August 7–9, 2018 1,151 ± 3.0% 32% 16% 11% 22% 17% 3%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Stefanowski) July 21–23, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 18% 11% 4% 29% 17% 21%
Tremont Public Advisors July 18–20, 2018 1,006 ± 3.0% 34% 15% 12% 20% 15% 5%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Stefanowski 42,119 29.4
Republican Mark D. Boughton 30,505 21.3
Republican David Stemerman 26,276 18.3
Republican Tim Herbst 25,144 17.6
Republican Steve Obsitnik 19,151 13.4
Total votes 143,195 100.0

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Republican nominee[edit]

Lost the Republican primary[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Ann Brookes, attorney[127]
  • Peter Tesei, Greenwich First Selectman[128]

Endorsements[edit]

Joe Markley
Erin Stewart

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Markley 65,702 47.6
Republican Erin Stewart 45,262 32.8
Republican Jayme Stevenson 27,139 19.7
Total votes 138,103 100.0

Independent[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Micah Welintukonis, former Coventry Town Councilman and Army veteran[133]

Endorsements[edit]

Oz Griebel

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Bob Stefanowski (R)
Ned Lamont (D)
Federal officals
Statewide officials
State legislators
Party leaders
Newspapers and magazines
Mayors and other municipal leaders
2018 Candidates for Office
  • Amanda Webster, Democratic Nominee for Connecticut Representatives from the 62nd District
Labor unions

Debates[edit]

Host
network
Date Link(s) Participants
Ned
Lamont (D)
Oz
Griebel (I)
Bob
Stefanowski (R)
Connecticut Broadcasters Association October 18, 2018 [169] Attended Attended Attended
WCTX September 17, 2018 [170] Attended Not Invited Attended
WTNH September 12, 2018 [171] Attended Not Invited Attended
WFSB September 5, 2018 [172] Attended Attended Did not attend

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[173] Tossup October 5, 2018
FiveThirtyEight[174] Likely D October 17, 2018
The Washington Post[175] Lean D October 16, 2018
Rothenberg Political Report[176] Lean D October 12, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[177] Lean D October 11, 2018
Real Clear Politics[178] Lean D October 10, 2018
Daily Kos[179] Lean D October 12, 2018
Fox News[180] Lean D October 10, 2018
Politico[181] Lean D October 12, 2018
Governing[182] Tossup October 2, 2018

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Ned
Lamont (D)
Bob
Stefanowski (R)
Oz
Griebel (I)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D-Change Course CT PAC) October 8–9, 2018 828 43% 38% 19%
Quinnipiac University October 3–8, 2018 767 ± 5.0% 47% 39% 11% 0% 3%
Sacred Heart University September 12–17, 2018 501 ± 4.3% 43% 37% 4% 16%
Gravis Marketing August 24–27, 2018 606 ± 4.0% 49% 40% 12%
Quinnipiac University August 16–21, 2018 1,029 ± 3.9% 46% 33% 4% 2%[183] 14%
53% 37% 6%
Sacred Heart University August 16–21, 2018 502 ± 4.3% 41% 37% 6% 17%

Results[edit]

Connecticut's gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned Lamont
Republican Bob Stefanowski
Libertarian Rod Hanscomb
Independent Oz Griebel
Total votes

See also[edit]

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  183. ^ Rod Hanscomb (L) with 1%, other with 1%

External links[edit]

Debates
Official gubernatorial campaign websites
Official lieutenant gubernatorial campaign websites