Our Choices For Tuesday’s Election
Below is a list of candidates for open statewide and congressional seats — and The Courant’s choices in those races, indicated by an asterisk and bold type.
To read the editorials explaining each of these choices, please go to courant.com/endorsements2018.
The purpose of The Courant’s endorsements is not to pick a likely winner. It is to offer readers the editorial board’s best estimation of the candidates. We hope our recommendations are part of a broad range of information that voters use in reaching their own decisions.
Ned Lamont (D, WF)
Bob Stefanowski (R, I)
Rodney Hanscomb (L)
Mark Stewart Greenstein (ACL)
*Oz Griebel (GFFC)
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 5TH DISTRICT
Manny Santos (R, I)
*Jahana Hayes (D, WF)
*William Tong (D, WF) Sue Hatfield (R, I) Peter D. Goselin (G)
*Shawn Wooden (D, WF) Thad Gray (R, I) Jesse Brohinsky (L)
The Courant recommends a yes* vote on the question asking if the state Constitution should be amended to require a public hearing on any sale or disposition of state land and a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly before transferring property, such as state parks, that are under the control of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
D = Democratic Party, R = Republican Party, G = Green Party, GFFC = Griebel Frank for CT Party, WF = Working Families Party, I = Independent Party, L = Libertarian Party, ACL = Amigo Constitution Liberty Party.