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50 legislative seats go uncontested by major parties

Election Day is Nov. 4.
Election Day is Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite high turnover in the legislature this year, more seats are going uncontested during the 2014 elections than were uncontested in 2012, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Thursday.

“It is a bit surprising to see so many General Assembly seats not contested by a Republican or Democratic candidate this election season,” Merrill said in a press release, which reported that 50 out of 187 House and Senate districts were not being challenged by a major party candidate this year.

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3 responses to “50 legislative seats go uncontested by major parties”

  1. EveT

    Given the pattern of redistricting to make “safe” districts for Democratic and Republican incumbents, I’m surprised that SOTS Merrill is surprised. CT is better than most states in that we have a bipartisan redistricting commission, but gerrymandering still rules the day. If a district is heavily dominated by one party, why should the opposing party even bother to run a challenger?

  2. Bill

    Yes, this is why we get to choose between the two altruistic geniuses of Morris and Pena.

  3. Jim Neighbors

    Don’t think so.

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