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Gov.-elect Ned Lamont is inheriting an estimated budget deficit of $1.73 billion for fiscal 2020.
Chris Christie said that Bob Stefanowski’s loss was due at least in part to national dissatisfaction with Trump’s performance.
Of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are now in control of that chamber, wresting control from Republicans: the latest count was 219-193, with 23 seats yet to be declared. On the U.S. Senate side, Republicans maintained control by a 51-43 margin, with four seats yet to be called.
The top issues driving voters’ decisions at the poll continue to be the high overall tax burden (17.6 percent), the state budget crisis (17.6 percent) and low economic growth in Connecticut (12.6 percent).
Having lost the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator in the 2006 election to Ned Lamont – perhaps not coincidentally, the current Democratic candidate for governor – Lieberman ultimately ran in that election and won.
Meanwhile, in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Chris Murphy still leads Republican challenger and business owner Matthew Corey by double digits.
While Democrat Ned Lamont has spent $12.1 million of his own money on his campaign, Stefanowski has reportedly contributed somewhere in excess of $3 million to his effort.
Lamont donated $2.46 million to a number of causes over the past five years, including to the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford and to former Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer initiative.
Joseph Sculley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, said the gubernatorial candidate's proposal "is so clearly a violation of the U.S. Constitution."
Here's a recap of Tuesday's primary election results, including races for governor and other state and federal offices.
The remaining contenders for the Democratic nomination are Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, who received the party’s endorsement at its recent convention, and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, who collected enough signatures to be included.