Republicans to pick Senate candidate to challenge Blumenthal
Connecticut Republicans will choose their nominee Tuesday to challenge veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in November.
The primary battle is not only the marquee race on Tuesday, but will also signal what direction the state GOP is headed politically after years of backing moderates.
The party’s endorsed candidate is former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, a social moderate.
Former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides.
She's facing a challenge from two conservatives, Attorney Peter Lumaj, a past candidate for governor, and National Republican Committee member Leora Levy who is backed by former President Donald Trump.
Attorney Peter Lumaj.
National Republican Committee member Leora Levy who is backed by former President Donald Trump.
Primaries are also being held for secretary of the state, state treasurer and the 4th Congressional District.