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  Connecticut
State Government
  Governor  Dan Malloy 1 10 +0.56%
  Lieutenant Governor  Nancy Wyman 1 10 +0.56%
  Secretary of State  Denise W. Merrill 1 10 +9.06%
  Attorney General  George Jepsen 1 10 +10.11%
  Treasurer  Denise L. Nappier 4 10 +10.82%
  Comptroller  Kevin Lembo 1 10 +10.95%
  CT State Senate  Democratic Party Control 0 12 +22.22%
  CT State House  Democratic Party Control 0 12 +31.13%
President
  President  Barack Obama 2 12 +17.33%
Senate
  Senate Class I  Chris Murphy 1 12 +12.14%
  Senate Class III  Richard Blumenthal 1 10 +11.94%
House of Representatives
  CT - District 01  John B. Larson 8 12 +41.96%
  CT - District 02  Joe Courtney 4 12 +38.87%
  CT - District 03  Rosa L. DeLauro 12 12 +49.38%
  CT - District 04  Jim Himes 3 12 +19.91%
  CT - District 05  Elizabeth Esty 1 12 +2.62%
County List
 Counties 
Initiatives and Referenda
  Public Questions  No 91 08 +19.81%

Sub-Races
  U.S. House of Representatives  Republican Party Control 0 12 +7.59%

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State DETAILS
Parents > United States  
Established June 18, 1776
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedRP June 09, 2010 10:50am
DescriptionConnecticut's Start as a State
Connecticut’s Declaration of Independence Day is considered June 18, 1776. On this date,
Colonial Governor Jonathan Trumbull issued the Independence proclamation. This followed
the Connecticut General Assembly two days prior, ordering the delegates to the Continental
Congress to vote for independence. Colony of Connecticut container... [Link]

Unlike most of the other 13 colonies, Connecticut felt no need to draw up a new constitution
for the State of Connecticut. From "Connecticut Constitutional History, 1776-1988" [Link] by
Wesley W. Horton, "the General Assembly declared in 1776:
------Be it enacted...That the ancient form of civil government contained in the Charter from
------Charles the II, King of England, and adopted by the people of this state, shall be and
------remain the civil constitution of this state, under the sole authority of the people hereof,
------independent of any king or prince whatever."

Technically, from 1776 until 1818 (when the 1st Connecticut Constitution was adopted),
Connecticut operated under the Colonial Charter, but as a State instead of as a colony.
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State Slave Population
1790 – 2,648
1800 - 951
1810 - 310
1820 - 97
1830 - 25
1840 - 54
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Polls are open from 6:00am to 8:00pm Eastern Time
PVID+6.81 ( D+6.99 R-6.48 I-0.02 N-0.08 LBT-0.18 G-0.31 CST-0.09 PFP-0.05 J-0.03 A'sP-0.03 IR-0.02 )
CT CDs 2013-2023

Largest Population Cities [More]  
# City County Population As Of
1 Bridgeport Fairfield 136,405 2008-07-01
2 Hartford Hartford 124,062 2008-07-01
3 New Haven New Haven 123,669 2008-07-01
4 Stamford Fairfield 119,303 2008-07-01
5 Waterbury New Haven 107,037 2008-07-01
6 Norwalk Fairfield 83,185 2008-07-01
7 Danbury Fairfield 79,256 2008-07-01
8 New Britain Hartford 70,486 2008-07-01
9 Bristol Hartford 60,927 2008-07-01
10 Meriden New Haven 59,186 2008-07-01

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PARTY REGISTRATION
Pty Amount % As Of Contributor
I 939,282 42.50% Oct 28, 2008 RBH
D 817,435 36.99% Oct 28, 2008 RBH
R 445,658 20.17% Oct 28, 2008 RBH
IDP 3,508 0.16% Oct 30, 2007 RBH
G 2,151 0.10% Oct 30, 2007 RBH
LBT 1,147 0.05% Oct 30, 2007 RBH
CNC 326 0.01% Oct 30, 2007 RBH
REF 311 0.01% Oct 30, 2007 RBH
WFP 56 0.00% Oct 30, 2007 RBH
CfL 10 0.00% Oct 30, 2007 RBH

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MEDIA

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 05:00am Jan 01, 1900 07:00pm General Election CT Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Aug 10, 2010 05:00am Aug 10, 2010 07:00pm Primary Election CT Primary Election  RP 
Apr 24, 2012 01:00am Apr 24, 2012 01:00am Presidential Primary CT Presidential Primary  Picimpalious 
Aug 14, 2012 05:00pm Aug 14, 2012 07:00pm Primary Election CT Primary Election  RP 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 06, 2012 02:10am Proposed Legislation Connecticut poised to repeal death penalty  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 07, 2011 06:20pm Proposed Legislation Dispatches: Marijuana, Prison Rape, Transgender Rights and Bath Salts  Article Jason 
Feb 18, 2011 03:00pm Opinion Special Elections in Connecticut Hold Possible National Significance  Article Scott³ 
Jan 24, 2011 10:00pm News [CT] State GOP Eager To Gain Ground In Special Elections  Article Scott³ 
Nov 29, 2010 02:00pm Proposed Legislation [CT] Death Penalty Ban Considered  Article Jason 
Oct 22, 2009 06:00pm Idiocy Republicans Overtweet  Article Nikki from Beacon Hill 

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