Today Aug. 14, there is a primary for the Republican and Democratic nominations in the U.S. Senate race to replace Joseph I. Lieberman, who is retiring after 24 years. There are also U.S. House primaries taking place in the 5th Congressional District and the 2nd Congressional District.
Contact your local town or city clerk’s office to see if you are voting in either of the Congressional races. Voting takes place in every Connecticut city and town for the U.S. Senate primaries for voters registered either as Republicans or Democrats. It is too late to register for either party and participate in the primaries, which means unaffiliated voters will not be heading to the polls today.
CTLatinoNews.com reached out to the four major-party U.S. Senate candidates: Republicans Linda McMahon, who has her party’s endorsement, and former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, as well as Democrats Susan Bysiewicz, former CT Secretary of the State, and U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5th), who has his party’s nomination to ask them, in their own words, why CT Latinos should vote for them. Bysiewicz chose not to participate.
The op-eds from the other candidates on why Latinos should vote for them are available by clicking on their names above.