By Morgan Collins
Anyone who has taken AP government or Civics in our school has learned the importance of the midterm election. For anyone who does not know, a midterm election happens at the halfway mark to the President’s term. Midterm elections could be detrimental to a President’s agenda if the midterm elections do not go according to their plan. If the majority of Congress is of an opposing party it can be very hard for a president to get legislation passed.
In regards to the outcome of the Connecticut midterm elections, we remain a highly democratic state. This year we had the positions of governor, senator, and house officials up for election. For the position of governor, Ned Lamont won which started his second term as Connecticut governor. He got 56% of the vote or 711,392 votes. His main competitor, Bob Stefanowski, received 43% of the vote or 546,298 votes. For the seat of one of Connecticut’s senators, Richard Blumenthal won. He received 57.5% of the vote or 725,815. His main competitor, Leora Levy got 42.5% of the vote or 535,915 votes. Richard Blumenthal has been a Connecticut incumbent since 2011, meaning that he has served previously. Another incumbent is Connecticut’s third district house official Rose DeLauro. DeLauro has been representing the third district of Connecticut since 1991 and shows no sign of stopping. In this election, she got 56.8% of the votes or 137,938 votes. Her competitor, Lesley DeNardis, received 40.7% of the votes or 98,710 votes. This election did not create any differences for the Connecticut officials or constituents.