We totally get it. If you asked a random Connecticut resident if they were happy with the current state of political affairs, you’d probably get something to the tune of Ingrid Michaelson’s new song.
CT News Junkie says residents can finally start showing their dismay using their cold hard primary vote on August 9th. There are 16 Democratic and Republican primaries scheduled on that day: 12 legislative, 2 probate judges, and 2 registrar of voters. Sure, it’s no state-wide primary, but it’s a start.
Those interested in hitting the polls need to register under a Republican or Democrat ticket in order to cast their ballots. Most eyes are on Bridgeport because two incumbents up for re-election weren’t endorsed by their own party: Sen. Marilyn Moore and Rep. Ed Gomes. Yikes!
In addition, Bridgeport Democratic Reps. Charles Stallworth and Andre Baker are also charting uncertain waters as their positions are also laid in the hands of angry voters come August 9th. They’re being challenged by Bridgeport school board member Maria Pereira and Charles Coviello, respectively.
Another hotly contested seat belongs to New Britain’s Sen. Terry Gerratana, who also serves as co-chair of the Public Health Committee. She’s facing off against New Britain Board of Education member Sharon Beloin-Saavedra.
News Junkie has a complete list on who’s up for re-election and their challengers over HERE. If your city or town is holding a primary on the 9th, do the rest of Connecticut a solid and VOTE.