Connecticut

Bill Sikes / Susan Haigh / AP

Republican and Democratic voters in Connecticut have chosen their nominees for governor. Former GE executive Bob Stefanowski from Madison beat out four other contenders to win the Republican nomination. Meanwhile Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont won the Democratic nomination in a landslide against his rival, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim.

Jessica Hill / AP

President Donald Trump has given his “total endorsement” to Connecticut’s Republican candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski.

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office

More than 70 people people have fallen ill from a suspected bad batch of K2 synthetic marijuana, according to the Hearst Conecticut Media Group.

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials said they expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses.

Hayes Pulls Off Upset In Conn.'s 5th District

Aug 15, 2018
Ryan Caron King / WNPR

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year beat the Democratic establishment’s pick in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District.

Jahana Hayes lost the party endorsement to an insider, former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, but Hayes’ progressive campaign caught attention from a national teachers’ union and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. She even had high school students campaigning for her.

Stefanowski, Lamont To Face Off For Conn. Governor

Aug 15, 2018
Jessica Hill / AP

Republicans and Democrats in Connecticut have chosen their candidates for governor.

Republicans backed former GE executive Bob Stefanowski of Madison, while Democrats backed cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont of Greenwich.

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