As we look ahead to November’s elections, East Haven Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town.
Here's our start on some of the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near.
(D): The president came to Connecticut last election to stump for his Democratic colleagues, although this year he could be more busy campaigning for himself.
(R): The former governor is no stranger to Connecticut, having most recently visited in May for a lucrative fundraiser.
(D): The Democratic congressman is polling ahead of his closest party rival by a 50-20 margin as he tries to win outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman’s seat.
(D): The Democratic candidate for Senate has her work cut out for her as she tries to lessen U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s strong lead as the August primary approaches.
Sylvester Salcedo (D): The Bridgeport lawyer is known for being one of the few Asian-Americans to run for U.S. Senate in the 2012 election — perhaps now the only one since — as well as driving to the Mexican border earlier this year to gain a some attention for his campaign.
Lee Whitnum (unaffiliated): The Greenwich resident spark some controversy when because Gov. Malloy and Rep. Chris Murphy are "lying to the people to pander to the ultra conservative branch of the Jewish community." She announced in June that she would
(R): The former WWE executive tried – and failed – in her run for U.S. Senate two years ago. This year, she was the Republican favorite after .
(R): Despite losing the party nominations to Linda McMahon, .
Kie Westby (R): , the Southbury attorney said that career politicians have had their chance to make changes. "It requires a fresh face, a fresh approach," he said. Although he hasn't officially suspended his campaign, Westby recently announced that he wouldn't submit the signatures required to be part of the Republican primary.
Third Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D): Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has been in Congress. She’s hoping to add another two to that tally this November. She was recently in North Branford to
(R): The Naugatuck resident faces an uphill challenge against long-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro. Still, Winsley is optimistic and thinks it’s time for a change in the third district.
State Senate District 34
(R): Fasano is as the state senator from the the . “Given the honor and privilege of serving another term I will continue to make sure the 34th senatorial district has a strong presence in Hartford... I am especially committed to helping those who live on the shoreline rebuild from the devastation created by .”
(D): The former North Haven state representative is this fall. "I’m heartened and humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received from people who not only want a greater say in our political process, but a better State Senator than they’ve been getting for the last ten years,"
State House District 99
(D): Albis was nominated by the in May . “It has been nothing less than a privilege to serve the town of East Haven. I want to continue serving the town I love… I want to keep moving East Haven forward.”
(R): Cubellotti received the 's endorsement to . Cubellotti said he "look[s] forward to running a confident and respectful campaign over the next few months. I will be walking door-to-door, making phone calls and visiting local businesses because I believe the people I represent should direct my actions in Hartford."
State House District 96
Roland Lemar (D): Larmar is running unopposed for the seat. The district, which now includes East Haven, was among those earlier this year. Lemar, a New Haven resident, was first elected in 2010 to represent the 96th Assembly District.