CT-Senate Class III Seat

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RaceTracker 2012 Congressional Election Dashboard
2012 House report  ยท 2012 Senate report
House: 435 seats Senate: 33 seats
GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 5 2 7 5 5 10
Possible primary challenges 0 0 0 0 0 0
Open seats* 16 21 41 3 6 102
1. Includes Joe Lieberman, who is retiring from his Conn. senate seat.
This profile of Connecticut's Class III U.S. Senate seat, currently filled by Chris Dodd, is part of the RaceTracker project.


Next election: 2016

Race status [edit race status]

Incumbent: Chris Dodd
Incumbent running? Unconfirmed. [set incumbent status with form]
Primary challenge? Unknown. [set incumbent party with form]

Candidates [edit candidate list]
Links to names in blue have existing profiles, red links need someone to start one.

Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Chris Dodd Democratic Source January 6, 2009 Dodd retiring after the 111th Congress.
Rob Simmons Republican Confirmed candidate Source March 16, 2009
Sam Caligiuri Republican Confirmed candidate Source March 25, 2009
Merrick Alpert Democratic Confirmed candidate Source May 19, 2009
Thomas C. Foley Republican Confirmed candidate Source June 3, 2009
Peter Schiff Republican Considering Source June 11, 2009

(Candidate classification criteria)

Results [edit election results]

2012 primary winners 2012 general election winner
Richard Blumenthal, Linda McMahon TBD

Last election: 2004

Incumbent: Chris Dodd


Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Chris Dodd Democratic Confirmed candidate (source needed)
Jack Orchulli Republican Confirmed candidate (source needed)

(Candidate classification criteria)


Primary winners: Chris Dodd, Jack Orchulli
General election winner: Chris Dodd

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External articles

Elections.DailyKos posts tagged "CT-Sen" (link)

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