Connecticut results for every midterm race
Connecticut was one of the few states where Democrats are on defense during the midterms. The incumbent governor, Dan Malloy (D), is leaving office deeply unpopular. The candidates to succeed him are Ned Lamont (D), who won, and Bob Stefanowski (R).
As far as the battle for Congress, Democrats have no chance to make gains here because they already control all five House seats and the one Senate seat on the ballot. The only one that’s viewed as potentially competitive is the Fifth District, an open-seat contest to replace Elizabeth Esty.
Democrats regained control of the state legislature, winning several Senate seats. Before the election, the state Senate was split 18-18 (with the Democratic lieutenant governor breaking the tie), and Democrats had a nine-seat majority in the state House. Every state legislature race was on the ballot.
President Trump is unpopular in Connecticut, as in many places in the Northeast; he has a less than 40 percent approval rating there, according to Morning Consult.