Connecticut will pick a governor, top statewide officers and a slightly smaller congressional delegation in the fall, but Tuesday’s primaries involved only one congressional district and 10 legislative races.
The sole congressional race was between two Republicans — IBM researcher Miriam Masullo, the GOP-endorsed candidate, and Hartford lawyer Phil Steele — for the right to face Democratic incumbent Rep. John Larson in November.
State Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield, is being challenged by fellow Democrat Timothy Curtis in the only state Senate race of September. There are 10 legislative primaries this year compared to seven two years ago.
Hartford voters were asked to decide between two incumbents: state Reps. Barnaby Horton and Kenneth Green, both Democrats, ran for the 1st Assembly District seat. They faced each other because of redistricting.
In eastern Connecticut, four Democrats ran in the 46th House District. State Rep. Peter Nystrom, R-Norwich, who held the seat for years, is running this year for the state Senate.
In New Haven, incumbent state Sen. John Martinez faced a challenge from Alderman Raul Avila in a contentious primary.
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said Monday she was expecting a generally good voter turnout, except in the congressional race in heavily Democratic Hartford.