RUNDOWN: Who Won Tuesday Night’s Primaries in ConnecticutAugust 15, 2018
Reclaim Connecticut offers a full rundown of the top primary races across the state.
On Tuesday night, Republican and Democratic voters in Connecticut picked party nominees for a number of key races this fall.
Here are the results, courtesy of the Connecticut Secretary of State.
Republicans: Businessman Bob Stefanowski beat out party-endorsed Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury) by an eight-point margin. Stefanowski also beat two other businessman and former First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull).
- Stefanowski 29.33%, Boughton 21.20%, Stemerman 18.37%, Herbst 17.59%, Obsitnik 13.51%
Democrats: Party-endorsed Ned Lamont – a U.S. Senate candidate in 2006 and gubernatorial candidate in 2010 – crushed Mayor Joe Ganim (D-Bridgeport).
- Lamont 81.19%, Ganim 18.81%
Republicans: Conservative State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) – the party-endorsed candidate – beat rising star Mayor Erin Stewart (R-New Britain) and First Selectwoman Jayme Stevenson (R-Darien).
- Markley 47.40%, Stewart 32.80%, Stevenson 19.80%
Democrats: Party-endorsed Susan Bysiewicz, a former secretary of state, defeated insurgent liberal Eva Bermudez Zimmerman by a healthy margin.
- Bysiewicz 62.14%, Zimmerman 37.86%
Republicans: Party-endorsed Matt Corey defeated fellow businessman Dominic Rapini.
- Corey 76.66%, Rapini 23.34%
Democrats: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) did not have a primary challenger.
Republicans: Party-endorsed investment professional Thad Gray defeated rising star State Sen. Art Linares (R-Westbrook) by 12 points.
- Gray 55.95%, Linares 44.05%
Democrats: Attorney Shawn Wooden defeated former pension fund manager Dita Bhargava.
- Wooden 56.70%, Bhargava 43.30%
Republicans: Party-endorsed First Selectman Kurt Miller (R-Seymour) defeated businessman and former congressional candidate Mark Greenberg by a close margin.
- Miller 52.60%, Greenberg 47.40%
Democrats: Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D-Conn.) did not have a primary challenger.
Republicans: Attorney Sue Hatfield easily defeated former State Rep. John Shaban (R-Redding).
- Hatfield 79.33%, Shaban 20.67%
Democrats: Party-endorsed State Rep. William Tong (D-Stamford) defeated State Sen. Paul Doyle (D-Wethersfield) and attorne Chris Mattei.
- Tong 57.37%, Mattei 25.85%, Doyle 16.78%
Republicans: Party-endorsed former Mayor Manny Santos (R-Meriden) defeated Ruby Corby-O’Neill and Richard Dupont.
- Santos 51.45%, Corby-O’Neill 26.78%, DuPont 21.77%
Democrats: Former Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes, a Chris Murphy acolyte, defeated former First Selectwoman Mary Glassman (D-Simsbury) handily.
- Hayes 62.24%, Glassman 37.76%
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