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2022 Election

  • Midterm election results reflect the hodgepodge of US voters, not the endorsement or repudiation of a candidate’s or party’s agenda

    The results from the U.S. midterm elections came as a shock to many. The sitting president’s party typically suffers significant losses in House, Senate and gubernatorial races in the first midterm election of a president’s term. Several projections leading up to Election Day speculated that a “red wave” – at one point upgraded to a…

  • Norwalk election notes: Suda, Miressi, Riddle and Brinton

    NORWALK, Conn. — Some election-related info: Police Chief says Officer didn’t approve his appearance in political ad Miressi launches podcast Whatever happened to…? A first – Brinton finished last in Rowayton

  • Lower turnout in cities hurt Lamont, but he made up for it in suburbs

    Gov. Ned Lamont secured a second term as governor with a wider win margin than in his 2018 faceoff against Republican Bob Stefanowski, this year beating Stefanowski by more than 158,000 votes, compared to about 44,000 in 2018. Lamont can thank the suburbs for that. Lamont carried 45 towns that Stefanowski had won in 2018,…

  • Norwalk election notes, this year – and next: Rilling for Mayor?

    Miressi hasn’t conceded NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk election notes, one pertaining to next year: Rilling files registration for next Mayoral contest Miressi hasn’t conceded though Duff again won more than 60% of the vote Wilms responds to red wave wash out Republican candidates consider the future

  • Calling on elected leaders to heal the nation, congratulating Himes

    The voters have spoken here in the 4th Congressional District and I congratulate Jim Himes on a successful re-election. I’m deeply grateful to my family and everyone who invested time, energy and funding in my campaign and to my talented, passionate team who believed deeply in our mission. We may not have won this race…

  • Norwalk election notes: Statistics

    Updated, 3 a.m. Sunday: Story corrected to show updated Norwalk statistics from the Secretary of State. NORWALK, Conn. — A look at local election statistics: Norwalk Independent candidates outperformed State Independent candidates Brinton got more Independent votes percentage-wise than previous Duff opponents Miressi won Darien, like previous Republican Duff-challengers

  • Congratulations to my opponent

    I want to congratulate my opponent Dominique Johnson on her win and wish her luck in her new role representing the 143rd legislative district in Hartford.  Though the results were disappointing, I have much to be thankful for, especially the voters who came out to support me because they believed in my message.  We may have…

  • Tong wins reelection; Democrats sweep constitutional offices

    Democrats win contests for Attorney General, Secretary of the State, Treasurer and Comptroller Democrats swept the races for Connecticut’s four constitutional offices — secretary of the state, treasurer, comptroller and attorney general — reinforcing the party’s grip on the state. As of Wednesday morning, the secretary of the state’s website showed results from about 98%…

  • Norwalk Democrats sweep Statehouse races

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Democrats cruised to victory Tuesday in every legislative contest. “Boy, do I love the even years,” Mayor Harry Rilling said, speaking to Democrats in the Norwalk Inn. “The odd years is when the mayor runs. So I’m loving these even years. … We have four big winners tonight.” “People came out…

  • 2022: Getting out the vote?

    Updated 7:05 p.m.: New stats. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s voter turnout numbers are lower than the last midterm election, according to stats from Norwalk Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells. The total number of voters who had cast ballots at the polls as of 6 p.m. was 21,749. In 2018, the 6 p.m. total provided by Wells…

  • Decision 2022: Vote

    NORWALK, Conn. — Election Day is upon us. Nationally, tensions are high as Democrats speak of abortion and threats to democracy, while Republicans speak of crime and inflation. Locally, some voters may find themselves going to different polls while others may go to their familiar location to find that they’re voting for a different district…

  • Hampton’s character is needed in Hartford

    I’ve known Nicole Hampton for over 10 years. Upon first meeting Nicole, I was impressed with her drive, determination and commitment to helping those in need. As a fellow volunteer in the community, I was immediately impressed by Nicole’s fearlessness. Over the years, my regard for Nicole as a person of character has only grown.…

  • Early voting is on the ballot in CT, a key issue for Black and Latino residents

    Jackie Foster — a Jamaica native, a mother of one and an experienced juice maker — stood under her blue tent at a windy October farmer’s market in downtown Bridgeport and said she has every intention of casting her ballot in the upcoming midterm election. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, however. “If…

  • Hampton will help bring balance to State government

    As the lone minority party representative on Norwalk’s Common Council, I’m proud to endorse Nicole Hampton for the 143rd legislative district. I’ve lived in Norwalk most of my life, graduating from Norwalk High School in 1988, serving more than four years on the Norwalk Parking Authority and nearly five on the BOE, including as Chair…

  • On abortion, trust the informed decision-maker

    Hi! Local political leader here. I don’t think a woman’s decision whether to end her pregnancy should involve me. Why not?

  • Norwalk election notes: Endorsements; Stevenson warns of ‘hoax’

    NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk election news for you: NPD union endorses Stefanowski, Hampton Brinton wins Griebel Frank for CT party endorsement Stevenson warns of hoax: she has not dropped her campaign against Himes