The ballot box in connecticut have closed after a day of statewide primary voting.
Voters had until 8 pm to cast their ballots.
SEE THE RESULTS OF THE PRIMARY HERE
Republican voters went to the polls to choose a candidate for the US Senate to face the Democratic incumbent Sen. Ricardo Blumental. The result could indicate where the state party is headed politically after years of backing moderates.
The Senate race pitted former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, a social moderate who supports abortion rights and gun control measures, against two conservatives: attorney Peter Lumaj and Leora Levy, a Republican Party fundraiser and former commodity trader who received an endorsement last week from former President Donald Trump.
In the Democratic race for Secretary of State, State Rep. Stephanie Thomas of Norwalk defeated New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond. Bond conceded the race to Thomas around 9 p.m.
In the Republican race for Secretary of State, conservative Dominic Rapini, an Apple sales executive and the party’s endorsed candidate, faced state Rep. Terrie Wood, a Darien Republican who calls herself a “common sense conservative.” of New England.”
Democrats also went to the polls to choose their candidate for the state treasurer seat, which will be vacated by Democrat Shawn Wooden.
Erick Russell, a lawyer who specializes in municipal finance, edged out Dita Bhargava, director of operations for a private investment fund, and Karen Dubois-Walton, who oversees the New Haven Housing Authority for the Democratic ticket seat in november.
Meanwhile, the Republican race in the state’s 4th congressional district pitted party-backed candidate Darien First Councilmember Jayme Stevenson against Michael Goldstein, a Greenwich physician and lawyer. The winner will challenge Democratic US Representative Jim Himes in November.