Gubernatorial primary races heat up

BRIDGEPORT - As the primaries in the Connecticut gubernatorial race heat up, the Republican and Democratic candidates have launched numerous television ads attacking each other. 

Dr. Gary Rose, chair of the government and politics department at Sacred Heart University, says negative ads have proven to move undecided voters in the past.  He also says he's not surprised both races have turned nasty for that very reason.  

On the Republican side, polls show Greenwich businessman Tom Foley with a substantial lead over Lt. Governor Mike Fedele, of Stamford.  As for the Democrats, Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont is currently leading former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 1 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police
2 Scholar Athlete: Henry Strmecki
The state's attorney's office called Jheison Callecastro, 21, 3 Suspect in police chase appears in court
A Bridgeport dialysis patient who recently had his 4 Nonprofit group helps Bridgeport man regain independence
One person has been pronounced dead after an 5 Police: 1 person killed in Bridgeport shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.