Another poll showing Lamont lead
Register today for CRMA’s breakfast with the candidates
News and notes from the campaign trail
News and notes from around the state

  • As we get closer to Election Day, it seems that every week we see another poll. 
  • This week was Western New England/Hearst CT/WFSB released a poll that shows Governor Lamont with a commanding 15 point lead over his Republican opponent Bob Stefanowski – 55% to 40%.
  • The results of the poll were similar to a Q-poll that was released last week. 
  • Both polls showed that Lamont had a strong lead among likely voters, especially women voters. While he broke even with male voters, according to the poll, he had a 30% lead among women. 
  • Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror does a great job breaking down the poll. You can go here to read more. 


Register today for CRMA’s meet the candidate’s breakfast

  • We are quickly getting closer to our meet the candidate’s breakfast with Gov. Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski joining us in person to hear from Connecticut retailers.  It will be held Wednesday, October 12,, 9-11AM, at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford. We still have seats available, but it is filling up. 
  • Please don’t delay – register TODAY for this event. 
  • CRMA is one of only a small number of organizations in the state that will have both candidates in attendance. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet the candidates, share your views on state issues that impact retail business, and ask your questions.
  • You can register for the event by going here.
  • Hope you can make it on the morning of October 12th


News and notes from the campaign trail

  • Despite the release of polls showing him falling behind, Mr. Stefanowski remains confident and will stay the course.
  • Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent had a great interview with Mr. Stefanowski that you can review by going here
  • Also, this week, Stefanowski released his plan on fighting crime in the state which includes making changes to legislation on police accountability that he thinks is hurting police hiring. 
  • Thanks again to Mark Pazniokas for that story, here.  
  • In the race for the 36th House of Representative between Republican Rick Hayes and Democrat Christine Maine, made news this week after Maine made some comments about why folks want to become police officers.
  • Dan Haar in the New Haven Register has more on this story here
  • Higher than usual numbers of absentee ballot application requests from campaigns have prompted concern about potential voter confusion this election.  The Stamford Advocate has the details here.  


 News and notes from around the state

  • Real gross domestic product decreased 4.7% in Connecticut during the second quarter of 2022, one of the steepest declines in the nation. Hartford Business Journal reports on the latest numbers here.
  • Democrats in the House and Senate majority offices are considering calling a special session after the election to deal with extending the suspension of the gas tax and with funding for pandemic workers. 
  • The Hartford Courant has more on that possibility here.   
  • Hartford has been named one of the seven most affordable cities for multifamily investing by Crexi, an online commercial real estate marketplace.  Hartford Business Journal reports on the rankings here.  
  • A Boston biotech firm is relocating to the New Haven area, in Woodbridge.  New Haven BIZ has the details here
  • Beleaguered M&T Bank has pledged to waive some fees and remunerate customers whose transactions were disrupted, as government leaders continue to pressure the bank to act in the wake of its merger with Peoples United.  Fairfield County Business Journal has the latest here.