Connecticut - Governor

as of October 31

The Candidates

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Dan Malloy

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: July 21, 1955
  • Residence: Stamford, CT

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Tom Foley

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: January 9, 1952
  • Residence: Greenwich, CT

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Previous Results

    Connecticut Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    M. Jodi Rell REP 710,048 63.2%
    John DeStefano DEM 398,220 35.4%
    Cliff Thornton GRE 9,584 0.9%
    Joseph Zdonczyk CON 5,560 0.5%

    U.S. President: Connecticut (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 997,772 60.6%
    John McCain REP 629,428 38.2%
    Ralph Nader IND 19,162 1.2%

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Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 31, 2010

New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

Toss-up (was Lean-D)

    Aug 19, 2010

    Democrats May Break Losing Streak

    Incumbent Jodi Rell (R), who became governor in 2004 following the resignation of the ethically challenged John Rowland (R), is retiring. Connecticut, like nearly all of New England, is a fairly reliable blue state when it comes to presidential politics. But Democrats haven't won the governorship there since 1986, and it's uncertain whether that streak would have continued had Rell decided to run again.

    But with Rell leaving, the Democratic futility is likely to come to an end. Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, who won the Aug. 10 primary over businessman Ned Lamont (the guy who defeated Joe Lieberman in the 2006 Dem Senate primary), is favored over Republican nominee Tom Foley, the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. This is Malloy's second bid for the governorship; four years ago he was defeated in the primary. -Ken Rudin

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