But the state now has a popular moderate Republican governor, Phil Scott, who is favoured to win re-election in November.
Stefanowski, a former banking officer, became the first candidate in CT history to petition for a spot on the ballot and win a major party nomination for state office. And Vermonters haven't ousted an incumbent governor in more than 50 years.
Christine Hallquist won the Vermont Democratic Party's gubernatorial nomination Tuesday night, giving her a shot at becoming the country's first transgender governor.
It is a remarkable milestone, even for an election year already dominated by an influx of women and a record number of candidates who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or queer.
"When you struggle your whole life with this - you know I struggled my whole life with gender issues and I transitioned on December 2, 2015 - my goal was to be honest with my children", Hallquist added.
Turkey doubles tariffs on some United States imports over economy "attacks"
Last Friday , US President Donald Trump said he had authorised higher tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Turkey . The difference is that unlike Russian Federation , the US and Turkey are North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members.
While she supports the ban of assault weapons, the Democratic nominee said it is not an issue of high importance on her list.
In Connecticut, Jahana Hayes is set to become the first ever African American woman to be elected to Congress from the Democrat-leaning state. Gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez of Texas, Kate Brown of OR and Jared Polis of Colorado, all Democrats, are out as LGBTQ.
"We're seeing increasing rates of poverty, flights to the city, an aging demographic and we can change that", Hallquist told CNN's John Berman during an interview on "New Day" Wednesday.
Hallquist is the former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, a member-owned utilities group, and has stressed that while media coverage often focuses exclusively on her identity as a transgender woman, she wants to be seen as more than an LGBTQ candidate.
He identifies with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, which has been increasingly in the ascendant in the United States since the ultimately thwarted run for president by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016. Johnson, with the state Republican Party's backing, beat former Gov.
Utah firefighter killed while fighting Mendocino Complex fire in California
The man accused of deliberately starting the fire appeared in court on Friday, but his arraignment was postponed. Clark's bail was set at $1 million dollars, and he could face up to life in prison if convicted.
Both she and Nicholson ran as strong supporters of President Donald Trump.
A Trump loyalist, Kris Kobach, was declared the victor of a Republican primary for Kansas state governor, a week after voters went to the polls.
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison won the Democratic primary for attorney general, after denying abuse claims that surfaced days before the vote. The committed labeled her a "game changer".
He addressed the allegation in his victory speech.
Elon Musk's tweet draws Tesla investor lawsuit over share price swing
All Musk said in his Tuesday tweet about taking the company private was that the financing for the deal was "secured". Short-sellers aim to profit by selling borrowed shares, hoping to buy them back later at a lower price.
"We know that the party actively recruited opposition to our campaign", Ehlers said. "I want to assure you that it is not true".