2014 Connecticut elections

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A general election will be held in the U.S. state of Connecticut on November 4, 2014. All of Connecticut's executive officers are up for election as well as all of Connecticut's five seats in the United States House of Representatives. Primary elections were held on August 26, 2014.

Governor and lieutenant governor[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman are running for re-election to a second term in office. The Republican nominees are former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and nominee for governor in 2010 Thomas C. Foley and Groton Town Councilor Heather Bond Somers.

Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dannel Malloy/Nancy Wyman (incumbent) 554,314 50.7
Republican Thomas C. Foley/Heather Bond Somers 526,295 48.2
Independent Joe Visconti/Chester Harris 11,456 1.0
n/a Write-ins 708 0.1
Total votes 1,092,773 100.0
Democratic hold

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General George Jepsen is running for re-election to a second term in office.[1]

The Republican nominee is attorney and candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012 Kie Westby.[2] Also running is Stephen Fournier of the Green Party, an attorney and former member of the Hartford Board of Education who was his party's nominee for Connecticut's 1st congressional district in 2008 and for attorney general in 2010.[3]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
George
Jepsen (D)
Kie
Westby (R)
Stephen
Fournier (G)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 2–5, 2014 861 ± 3.3% 45% 30% 9% 16%

Results[edit]

Connecticut Attorney General election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Jepsen (incumbent) 590,225 56.7
Republican Kie Westby 427,869 41.1
Green Stephen Fournier 22,361 2.1
Total votes 1,040,455 100.0
Democratic hold

Secretary of the State[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is running for re-election to a second term in office.[4]

The Republican nominee is Peter Lumaj, an Albanian-born attorney and candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012.[5] Also running is Mike DeRosa of the Green Party, a perennial candidate for public office.[6]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Denise
Merrill (D)
Peter
Lumaj (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 2–5, 2014 861 ± 3.3% 42% 33% 25%

Results[edit]

Connecticut Secretary of State election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denise Merrill (incumbent) 533,543 51.0
Republican Peter Lumaj 489,515 46.7
Green Mike DeRosa 24,038 2.3
Total votes 1,047,096 100.0
Democratic hold

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier is running for re-election to a fifth term in office.[7]

The Republican nominee is Timothy Herbst, an attorney and the Trumbull Town First Selectman.[8] Financier, movie producer and political activist Bob Eick had also been running for the Republican nomination.[9] At the Republican State Convention on May 17, Herbst won the endorsement with 70.3% of the vote to Eick's 29.6%.[10] Despite Eick having polled enough votes to appear on the primary ballot, he withdrew and did not force a primary election.[11]

Rolf Maurer of the Green Party, a perennial candidate for public office, is running a write-in campaign. He is also the Green Party nominee for comptroller.[12]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Denise L.
Nappier (D)
Timothy
Herbst (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 2–5, 2014 861 ± 3.3% 45% 37% 18%

Results[edit]

Connecticut Treasurer election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denise Nappier (incumbent) 533,182 50.9
Republican Tim Herbst 514,402 49.1
n/a Write-ins 119 0.0
Total votes 1,047,703 100.0
Democratic hold

Comptroller[edit]

Incumbent Democratic State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is running for re-election to a second term in office.[13]

Two Republicans ran for their party's nomination: Marine Corps veteran and former Republican legislative intern Angel Cadena[14] and accountant Sharon J. McLaughlin.[15] At the Republican State Convention on May 17, McLaughlin won the endorsement with 63.8% of the vote. Cadena received 36.1%, assuring him of a place on the primary ballot.[10]

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sharon J. McLaughlin 53,373 75.61
Republican Angel Cadena 17,214 24.39
Total votes 70,587 100

Also running is Rolf Maurer of the Green Party, a perennial candidate for public office, who is also running a write-in campaign for treasurer.[12]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kevin
Lembo (D)
Sharon
McLaughlin (R)
Rolf
Maurer (G)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 2–5, 2014 861 ± 3.3% 38% 33% 12% 17%

Results[edit]

Connecticut Comptroller election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Lembo (incumbent) 538,280 52.3
Republican Sharon McLaughlin 473,752 46.0
Green Rolf Maurer 17,458 1.7
Total votes 1,029,490 100.0
Democratic hold

United States House of Representatives[edit]

All of Connecticut's five seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election in 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jepsen begins campaign with rare, if brief, press conference". The CT Mirror. April 7, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Former Senate Candidate Kie Westby Eyes Attorney General Slot". Connecticut Mag. March 12, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "As Connecticut attorney general, Green candidate Fournier says he'd work for the poor". New Haven Register. October 27, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Merrill Announces Re-Election Bid". CT News Junkie. December 18, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Real Story: Peter Lumaj, Candidate for State Treasurer". FoxCT. November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lumaj faults Merrill's record as secretary of the state". CT Post. October 25, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Nappier to run for re-election as state treasurer". Journal Inquirer. December 25, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Treasurer candidate Timothy Herbst says Connecticut faces fiscal crisis". New Haven Register. September 9, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Bob Eick Announces His Candidacy for the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer". Global Newswire. February 7, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Connecticut Republicans splitting into multiple camps as gubernatorial primary looms". New Haven Register. May 27, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "Eick suspends campaign for state treasurer". Greenwich Time. June 2, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Three compete in state comptroller race". CT Post. October 25, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  13. ^ "Lembo Praises Public Financing In Announcing Re-Election Bid". CT News Junkie. November 19, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  14. ^ "Angelic intervention". CT News. May 7, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  15. ^ "Two newcomers in primary for state comptroller". CT Post. August 9, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  16. ^ "Unofficial primary results" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014.

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