CT Pulse: Look at Connecticut primary results, local politics and more

CT Pulse hosts Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher, both former Connecticut newspaper editors, take a look at local primary results in the state this week, along with former Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Shays endorsing Hillary Clinton for president and we check in with the latest Trumbull dust up. Plus much more.

Watch live at 12:30 on Wednesday, Aug. 10, (or later on-demand) in the video player below:


We talk primary results, particularly in the local races.

The Republican voters of Ridgefield, Redding, Newtown and Bethel have spoken: Daniel O’Grady will represent them and run against Democrat Sharon Dornfeld for Judge of Probate in the Northern Fairfield County Probate District this fall.

Incumbent State Sen. Ed Gomes will be on the ballot for the general election in November after holding off his challenger for the Democratic nomination. Gomes won the right to be on the Democratic line for the 23rd District seat by defeating party favorite Dennis Bradley 1,938 to 1,684 in Tuesday’s party primary.

ValleyIndy.org reports five-term Republican incumbent state Rep. Jason Perillo brushed aside a primary challenge Tuesday, romping to a lopsided victory over Shelton Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Ruth Parkins to claim his party’s nomination for the 113th District.

In Stamford, with fewer than 800 votes cast, Democrat incumbent Terry Adams won the primary for a state House of Representatives seat in a race that drew fewer than 20 percent of eligible voters to the polls.

Incumbent Democratic state Senator Marilyn Moore easily defeated Bridgeport City Council President Tom McCarthy in the 22nd District party primary Tuesday. Despite being the incumbent, Moore was technically the challenger, as the party officials had backed McCarthy in the district caucus, leading Moore to launch the primary challenge. Moore will now face Trumbull Republican Elaine Hammers in the November election.

Later in the show, Josh and Kate discuss some of the news stories to follow this week.

Finally, Cartoonist Doug Smith shares his favorite editorial summer cartoons.

CT Pulse is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher, both former Connecticut newspaper editors. Watch it live, Wednesday’s at 12:30.

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