Election day upon us
Candidates made last minute pitch to voters
News and notes from around the campaign trail
News and notes from around the state

  • This is the last weekend before Election Day next Tuesday. 
  • Between now and then, we are certain that you will be bombarded with TV ads and candidates door knocking as they all make their closing arguments. 
  • We encourage all members to vote on Tuesday.
  • We will keep you posted on the results of the election next week and might also include a special LIVE Broadcast to review highlights of what happened. 


Candidates make last minute pitches

  • As we move closer to Election Day, we are watching all the races, as the balance of power in the State Legislature and the Governor’s office will be settled on Election Day. 
  • There are three major races that have received the most attention, both locally and nationally. 
  • This week two of the races, the contest for Governor and the race for the United States Senate, held debates allowing voters to get one last look at the candidates side by side. 
  • On Monday, Channel 8 hosted a debate between Democrat incumbent Governor Ned Lamont and his Republican opponent, businessman Bob Stefanowski. The CT Mirror’s Mark Pazniokas has a look at that important debate. You can go here to read all about it. 
  • Meanwhile, in the race for United States Senate, incumbent Richard Blumenthal squared off in the only debate he has had with his Republican opponent, Leora Levy. 
  • Again, the CT Mirror has a good recap on how that debate went, here
  • The other big race that is now getting more and more national attention is the race for the 5th congressional seat between incumbent Democrat Jahana Hayes and former State Senator Republican George Logan.  
  • That race appears to be extremely tight and this week the candidates kept up the pace to finish strong.
  • The great Kevin Rennie in his Daily Ructions blog has a great look at the candidates and this race. You can go here for that piece.


New and notes from around the campaign trail

  • Republican State Party Chair Ben Proto is confident that Republicans statewide will do very well next week.  More on why Mr. Proto thinks this election will be a better for Republicans in Connecticut than previous years here.
  • The campaign to succeed retiring state Treasurer Shawn Wooden is coming down to a debate over expertise, according to a story in the Hartford Business Journal looking at that race.  You can read it here
  • Democrats held a pre-election rally of sorts in Torrington with both statewide races and local candidates. You can go here to read about the rally. 
  • In a race that we’re keeping an eye on, the 12th Senatorial District, incumbent (D) Christen Cohen squared off in a heated debate against her Republican opponent, Paul Crisci. Cohen is the Senate Chair of the Environment Committee. 
  • If you have some time to view the debate you can go here to watch it.  
  • Finally, as the election approaches often times the difference between winning campaigns and losing is getting out the vote on election day. 
  • Christine Stuart from the CTNewsJunkie has an interesting story on voter enthusiasm and who is more motivated to vote and what issues are motivating them. 
  • You can go here to review that story. 


News and notes from around the state

  • Connecticut Comptroller Natalie Braswell has projected a Fiscal Year 2023 General Fund surplus of $494.2 million in her latest monthly financial and economic forecast.  Fairfield County Business Journal has the latest numbers here.
  • The Travelers Cos. Inc. announced this week that it had launched an app designed to promote the mental health of injured employees and facilitate recovery.  Hartford Business Journal reports on the announcement here.
  • Bloomfield headquartered health insurer Cigna is expanding its Connecticut presence in the Medicare Advantage market at the start of 2023.  Hartford Business Journal reports on the company’s plans here.
  • Open enrollment for Access Health CT, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, began this week, for individuals and small businesses.  FOX61 has the story here.
  • The University of Connecticut is planning to introduce UConn+, a streaming service that will highlight the school’s athletics program and teams.  Fairfield County Business Journal reports on the flagship university’s plans here.
  • The Connecticut Art Trail has been approved as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private organization by the Internal Revenue Service, allowing it to pursue new grants, improve its online presence and better promote its 22 member museums.  Fairfield County Business Journal has that news here.