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Republicans Place Heavy Focus On Gaining The Majority In The State Legislature

Oct 24, 2018

Which party can get to 19?

That's the number of Connecticut Senate seats that Republicans or Democrats need to win on Nov. 6 to control the legislature's upper chamber.

Right now, it's an 18-18 split. But a national Republican-funded super PAC is spending large sums of money in an attempt to change that.

In the state House of Representatives, the GOP needs just five more seats to gain the majority for the first time since 1984.

This week, we narrow in on the House and Senate races that could prove crucial in flipping the balance of power in the legislature.

In the governor's race, unaffiliated candidate Oz Griebel takes issue with the contention that he's a spoiler with no chance of upsetting the two major-party candidates. We address his argument as well as other developments in that contest.

And we assess the strength of the state's revolving door law. This week, it prompted former Access Health CT CEO James Wadleigh to resign from his new job at a private-sector software company. The company previously won an Access Health CT contract for more than $2 million under Wadleigh's watch.

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