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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut

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All 5 Connecticut seats to the United States House of Representatives
Turnout60.24%
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 5 0
Seats won 5 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 849,341 520,521
Percentage 61.64% 37.78%
Swing Decrease0.84% Increase1.71%

2018 Congressional Election in Connecticut.svg
Results by Municipality. Congressional District boundaries shown in Yellow.

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the five U.S. Representatives from the state of Connecticut, one from each of the state's five congressional districts. The elections coincided with the gubernatorial election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate, and various state and local elections.

Overview

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut by district:[1]

District Democratic Republican Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 166,155 60.61% 96,024 35.03% 11,961 4.36% 274,140 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 2 167,659 57.99% 102,483 35.45% 18,972 6.56% 289,114 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 3 163,211 60.40% 95,667 35.40% 11,361 4.20% 270,239 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 4 168,726 61.21% 103,175 37.43% 3,750 1.36% 275,651 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 5 142,901 52.80% 115,146 42.54% 12,617 4.66% 270,664 100.0% Democratic Hold
Total 808,652 58.61% 512,495 37.14% 58,661 4.25% 1,379,808 100.0%

District 1

The 1st district is located in the north-central part of the state, and is anchored by the state capital of Hartford. It includes parts of Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex counties. The incumbent is Democrat John Larson, who has represented the district since 1999. He was re-elected to a tenth term with 64% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary

Republican primary

  • Jennifer Nye

General election

Results

Connecticut's 1st congressional district results, 2018[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Larson (incumbent) 175,087 63.87%
Republican Jennifer Nye 96,024 35.03%
Green Tom McCormick 3,029 1.10%
Total votes 274,140 100%
Democratic hold

District 2

The 2nd district is located in the eastern part of the state, and includes all of New London, Tolland, and Windham counties and parts of Hartford, Middlesex, and New Haven counties. The incumbent is Democrat Joe Courtney, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected to a sixth term with 63% of the vote in 2016. The National Republican Congressional Committee has outlined this district as one of the 36 Democratic-held districts it is targeting in 2018.[4] Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski won the district in the concurrent gubernatorial election.

Democratic primary

Republican primary

  • Dan Postemski, veteran and chairman of the Hampton Republican Town Committee[6]

General election

Endorsements

Dan Reale (L)
Individuals
  • Michael P. Meadows, former Republican candidate for Connecticut House of Representatives district 47, Republican State Central Committee Representative district 19, Sprague Republican Town Committee Chairman, Sprague Board of Finance Member[7]

Results

Connecticut's 2nd congressional district results, 2018[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 179,731 62.17%
Republican Dan Postemski 102,483 35.45%
Green Michelle Louise Bicking 3,595 1.24%
Libertarian Dan Reale, perennial candidate 3,305 1.14%
Total votes 289,114 100%
Democratic hold

District 3

The 3rd district is located in the central part of the state and contains the city of New Haven and its surrounding suburbs. It includes parts of Fairfield, Middlesex, and New Haven counties. The incumbent is Democrat Rosa DeLauro, who has represented the district since 1991. She was re-elected to a fourteenth term with 69% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary

Republican primary

  • Angel Cadena, Marine veteran and Republican nominee for CT-3 in 2016[9]

General election

Results

Connecticut's 3rd congressional district results, 2018[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosa DeLauro (incumbent) 174,572 64.60%
Republican Angel Cadena 95,667 35.40%
Total votes 270,239 100%
Democratic hold

District 4

The 4th district is located in the southwestern part of the state, extending from Bridgeport, the largest city in the state, to Greenwich. It includes parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The incumbent is Democrat Jim Himes, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected to a fifth term with 60% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary

Republican primary

  • Harry Arora, investment firm founder[11]

General election

Results

Connecticut's 4th congressional district results, 2018[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Himes (incumbent) 168,726 61.21%
Republican Harry Arora 106,921 38.79%
Write-in 4 <0.01%
Total votes 275,651 100%
Democratic hold

District 5

The 5th district is located in the northwestern part of the state and includes parts of Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven counties. The incumbent was Democrat Elizabeth Esty, who represented the district since 2013. She was re-elected to a third term with 58% of the vote in 2016. Esty did not run for reelection in 2018.[12] Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski won the district in the concurrent gubernatorial election.

Democratic primary

Declared

Declined

Primary results

Democratic primary results, Connecticut 2018[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jahana Hayes 24,693 62.27%
Democratic Mary Glassman 14,964 37.73%
Total votes 39,657 100%

Republican primary

Declared

  • Rich DuPont, businessman[18]
  • Ruby Corby O’Neill, retired psychology professor and political activist[19]
  • Manny Santos, former mayor of Meriden[20]

Primary results

Republican primary results, Connecticut 2018[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Manny Santos 16,816 52.39%
Republican Ruby Corby O’Neill 8,419 26.23%
Republican Rich DuPont 6,863 21.38%
Total votes 32,098 100%

General election

Results

Connecticut's 5th congressional district results, 2018[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jahana Hayes 151,225 55.87%
Republican Manny Santos 119,426 44.12%
Write-in 13 0.01%
Total votes 270,664 100%
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/167/201704309053487167/201704309053487167.pdf
  3. ^ a b c d e "2018 Connecticut general election results" (PDF). Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.nrcc.org/2017/02/08/nrcc-announces-initial-offensive-targets-2018-cycle/
  5. ^ http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/628/201701099041203628/201701099041203628.pdf
  6. ^ Radelat, Ana (2018-04-02). "Courtney draws 'Quiet Corner' challenger". The Connecticut Mirror. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/Meadows47th/status/1059203108700594176
  8. ^ http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/841/201612219040804841/201612219040804841.pdf
  9. ^ http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/512/201801230300186512/201801230300186512.pdf
  10. ^ http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/799/201612289040903799/201612289040903799.pdf
  11. ^ Borsuk, Ken (January 2, 2018). "Greenwich investment firm head to challenge Himes in 2018". Greenwich Time. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Connolly, Griffin (April 3, 2018). "Rep. Elizabeth Esty Won't Seek Re-election in Wake of Abusive Staffer Disclosures". Roll Call. Washington, DC. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mary Glassman jumps into suddenly open 5th District race - The CT MirrorThe CT Mirror". ctmirror.org. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  14. ^ https://ctmirror.org/2018/05/17/jahana-hayes-art-linares-run-primaries
  15. ^ Viebeck, Elise (2018-04-02). "Elizabeth Esty won't seek reelection amid scrutiny of chief of staff's departure". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  16. ^ "Race for 5th CD Opens Up | CT News Junkie". CT News Junkie. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  17. ^ a b "2018 Connecticut primary election results". Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  18. ^ "Closing Argument: Rich DuPont, Candidate for U.S. House". Reclaim Connecticut. May 10, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  19. ^ Altimari, Daniela (April 26, 2018). "Another Republican Jumps Into 5th District Race". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  20. ^ Godin, Mary (February 21, 2018). "Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos to Run for U.S. Congress". Record-Journal. Retrieved July 12, 2018.

External links

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates
Official campaign websites for third district candidates
Official campaign websites for fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites for fifth district candidates
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