Unaffiliated voters, independent candidates and the two-party system
Many voters in Connecticut are not connected to any political party. About 42% of all registered voters in the state are unaffiliated. That’s more than one million people. But are they really unaffiliated? The results of the 2022 midterm elections tell a different story.
In the governor's race, most of the votes went to Democrat Governor Ned Lamont and Republican candidate, Bob Stefanowski. The Independent Party candidate, Robert Hotaling, won only 1% of the vote. So what does it mean to be “unaffiliated” in Connecticut and is there really momentum for a viable third-party candidate? We’ll find out on The Full Story.
Dr. Gary Rose, Chairman of the Department of Government at Sacred Heart University
Rob Hotaling, 2022 gubernatorial Independent party candidate
Kenneth J. Krayeske, Green Party for Attorney General