2012 Connecticut Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results
This page displays the information for the Connecticut senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.
2012 Connecticut Senate Race - General Election Candidates
General Election Candidates and Results
Election Information for Connecticut
|Primary Date||August 14, 2012|
|General Date||November 06, 2012|
|Incumbent Status||Not Seeking Re-election|
|Election Projection||Solid Democrat|
|Presidential Election||2012 Election|
The left leaning state of Connecticut finds itself without an incumbent Senator for the second time in as many elections. The Democratic race started with 5 candidates, but Matthew Oakes and William Tong have dropped out. This leaves current Congressman Christopher Murphy, former Secretary of State and State Representative Susan Bysiewicz, and established activist Lee Whitnum to compete for the nomination.
The Republicans find themselves in a similar situation. Early contestants Brian Hill and Peter Lumaj have suspended their campaigns and Kie Westby failed to get the signatures needed to appear on the ballot. This leaves former Congressman Christopher Shays and business woman Linda McMahon. Mrs McMahon narrowly lost a senate bid in 2010 to Richard Blumenthal.