As we look ahead to November’s elections, Brookfield Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Barack Obama (D): The president to stump for his Democratic colleagues, although this year he could be more busy campaigning for himself.
Mitt Romney (R): The former governor is no stranger to Connecticut, having most recently . Columnist Lisa Bigelow compared to Obama's.
Susan Bysiewicz (D): The former Secretary of State about the importance of small business in creating jobs in the state. "If we’re serious about job creation we need to send leaders to Washington who understand small business,” she said. “As the wife of a small business owner I know about that. Before my head hits the pillow every night I get an earful about small business.”
Chris Murphy (D): The congressman, , has been , but his response is that he's "proud" of his record and the way Congress has handled Wall Street reform.
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
Linda McMahon (R): , the former WWE CEO is a clear frontrunner in the U.S. Senate race along with Rep. Murphy. She recently shared her .
Chris Shays (R): The former congressman, who lost his seat to Himes in 2008, recently turned to Republican political strategist Karl Rove for assistance with his campaign.
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.
5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Chris Donovan (D): There was a major setback in Chris Donovan’s quest to win the fifth congressional district. The FBI is looking into contributions to the Democrat’s campaign, and his campaign finance director has been arrested. Still, as he faces a primary challenge.
Andrew Roraback (R): As controversy surrounds Donovan’s campaign, Republicans are backing Andrew Roraback for the U.S. House of Representatives. He has the endorsement .