With so much of the media focus on the Presidential race, it is sometimes easy to forget that we have elections taking place throughout Connecticut as well this November. All state legislative seats – Senate and House - are up for grabs. Depending on many varying factors, this year we could see the GOP closing the gap in the longstanding Democratic majorities in both legislative chambers.
While there are no Executive Branch folks up for re-election, there is a US Senate race that we will also be keeping an eye on. State Rep Dan Carter (R-Brookfield) is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) for that seat and a six year term. The remainder of the Congressional delegation, all Democratic incumbents, is also up for re-election, but the chances of upsets in any of those races appear slim.
These state legislative races traditionally pick up steam after Labor Day, and CRMA will be keeping a close eye on the results of Election Day, because those elections will have a direct impact on our member’s bottom line.It should be fun, so fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride.