Logan overtakes Hayes in latest poll
News and notes from around the campaign trail

News and notes from around the state

  • With Election Day now less than two weeks away, a race that we spotlighted last week is now getting some serious national attention due to a just-released poll.
  • Earlier this week, Channel 8, which teams up with The Hill and Emerson College, released its latest poll of the election season, looking at the tight race for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional district.
  • The race is between 2-term Democratic incumbent Jahana Hayes vs. former State Senator George Logan.
  • The poll showed that Logan, who in all previous polls was trailing Hayes, had caught her and was polling ahead by 1 point.
  • You can go here to read more about that poll; and CT Mirror highlights the national implications here.
  • We all know that polls are just a snapshot in time, but the release of the poll results demonstrate that this race is extremely close, and that more and more national attention will be paid to this race in the final weeks.


News and notes from around the campaign trail

  • The WTNH Channel 8 poll also showed that Governor Lamont maintains a solid lead over his Republican opponent Bob Stefanowski and that U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal maintains his strong lead against his opponent Laura Levy. A Quinnipiac University poll had similar findings.  The latest numbers can be seen here.
  • The Stamford Advocate looks at the Candidates running for the 26th State Senate seat. That race features a comeback attempt by the former holder of that seat Republican Toni Boucher vs newcomer Democrat Cecci Maher.
  • You can go here for that story.
  • You may recall that during the last legislative session there was a special election in the State Senate 36th district, which represents Greenwich and parts of Darien, that was a pick-up for the Republicans as Ryan Fazio won that race.
  • Fazio is now running for a full term against Democrat Trevor Crow. Here is a look at each candidate in that race.
  • The New Haven Register does a great job looking at races that are taking place along the shoreline, including an interesting race in the 12th Senate District between incumbent Democrat Christin Cohen and her Republican opponent Paul Crisci and in the open House seat in the 98th district to replace outgoing House member Sean Scanlon who is running for State Comptroller.
  • You can read that story by going here.


News and notes from around the state

  • The state’s labor shortage is having a major impact on Connecticut manufacturers with 87% of the state’s producers saying they are having difficulty finding and retaining workers. Hartford Business Journal reports on  results of a CBIA survey here.
  • The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded $7.2 million to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in support of work to make the small business landscape more equitable. New Haven BIZ has the details here.
  • The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved a 3% decrease in workers’ compensation pure premium loss costs for 2023. There will be no change in rates for assigned risk. Fairfield County Business Journal has the story here.
  • The degree to which Stanley Black & Decker is reducing staff numbers has been the topic of interest locally and across the state. CT Post takes a look at “headcount reductions” in the works here.