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+Ned Lamont/S.Bysiewicz (D, WF, GF) i 710,186
55.97%
Bob Stefanowski/Laura Devlin (R)
546,209
43.05%
Rob Hotaling/Chip Beckett (ICT)
12,400
0.98%
Michelle Louise Bicking/C.Martineau (w/in)
98
<0.01%

1,268,893

Registered Voters: 2,252,216.  Voters Checked: 1,297,801.
Plurality: 163,977 votes (12.63 percentage points).

 CT Secretary of State




Notes: 
Gov. Ned Lamont (D), seeking a second term, defeated  Bob Stefanowski (R), a retired business executive from Madison, in a re-match of the 2018 race.  Lamont won by a 13-point margin compared to 3.16 percentage points in 2018.  Also on the ballot was Rob Hotaling (ICT), an executive at Webster Bank from Cheshire who has an extensive background in technology.

Lamont announced he would seek re-election on Nov. 9, 2021;  he kept Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz on the ticket.  Connecticut Democrats formally endorsed him at their convention in Hartford in May.  Lamont/Bysiewicz also gained the endorsements of the Connecticut Working Families Party (Aug. 15) and the Griebel-Frank For CT (Sept. 7).  Stefanowski announced on Jan. 19, 2022 (>) and announced state Rep. Laura Devlin as his running mate on Apr. 5 (>). 
He won the endorsement of Connecticut Republicans at their convention in Mashantucket in May.  Neither Lamont nor Stefanowski faced a primary.  Both were self funders. 

Stefanowski had sought the endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut,
the third largest party in the state.  At its caucus on Aug. 23 the party endorsed Hotaling and lieutenant governor candidate veterinarian Stewart "Chip" Beckett as its nominees, but it required a tie-breaking vote from the party chairman.  Stefanowski disputed the outcome and went to court in an effort to remove Hotaling from the ballot.  Also during August, Stefanowski's campaign underwent a shakeup, as he replaced several top people.

Lamont, Stefanowski and Hotaling participated two debates: an NBC and Telemundo governor candidates forum on Sept. 27 at NBC Connecticut studios in West Hartford (>), and a debate on Nov. 1 at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities meeting at Mohegan Sun broadcast by WTNH News 8 (>).  Additionally, WFSB-TV3 and CT Insider produced a forum with separate half-hour segments of Lamont and Stefanowski that ran on Oct. 27.

This was the most expensive Connecticut governor's race in history.  According to pre-general election reports, the Lamont campaign had total receipts of $22.5 million including $22.0 million provided by Lamont, the Stefanowski campaign had total receipts of $13.6 million including $12.0 million loaned by Stefanowski, and the Hotaling campaign had total receipts of $64,775 (>).


Campaign Managers:
Ned Lamont:  Dan Morrocco
Worked on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign.  A senior political advisor for the DSCC, 2017-18.  Special advisor to Sen. Warren, Jan.-Oct. 2017.  Advisor to Sen. Warren, 2015.  Research director on the Markey Senate campaign in Massachusetts, Feb.-June 2013.  Research director on Richard Carmona for Arizona, 2012.  Deputy scheduler to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Apr. 2009-June 2010.  B.A. in history, international relations from Boston University, 2007.

Bob Stefanowski:  Pat Sasser
(succeeded Dan Carter, who left Aug. 1, 2022)  Stamford firefighter and co-founder of No Tolls CT.  Campaign manager on Ryan Fazio's win in the Aug. 17, 2021 special election in State Senate District 36.  Campaign manager on Michael Fedele's campaign for Mayor of Stamford, 2013.
Dan Carter   ...to Aug. 1, 2022
Principal at Carter McBride, LLC consulting from Jan. 2017; realtor/owner at Carter Realty in Bethel from Jan. 2021.  Director of pilot recruiting and retention (Aug. 2017-Feb. 2022) and business development (May 2019-Jan. 2021) at Tradewind Aviation.  Vice president of Heritage Recruiting Group, LLC, Apr. 2017-May 2019.  Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2016.  State representative (2nd Assembly District) in the Connecticut General Assembly, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2017.  Representative for Pfizer, Feb. 1999-Oct. 2012.  Served in the U.S. Air Force including as a C-130 pilot and T-1A instructor pilot, 1991-99.  M.A.S. in airport management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1995; B.A. in political science from Bowling Green State University, 1989.



See also:

Ken Dixon.  "The CT governor race is a rich person's game as Lamont and Stefanowski set spending records."  CT Insider, Nov. 4, 2022.

Christopher Keating.  "Rob Hotaling's run for Connecticut governor is an uphill battle against Lamont, Stefanowski.  Here's what he's bringing to the table."  Hartford Courant, Oct. 9, 2022.

Mark Pazniokas.  "CT Gov. Ned Lamont agrees to two debates with Bob Stefanowski."  CTMirror, Sept. 16, 2022.

Hugh McQuaid and Christine Stuart.  "Stefanowski's Taxes Show He Made $35.6 million Since Last Run For Gov."  ctnewsjunkie.com, Sept. 2, 2022.

Mark Pazniokas.  "Stefanowski sues to knock Independent Party nominee off the ballot."  CTMirror, Sept. 1, 2022.

Mark Pazniokas.  "Bob Stefanowski approaches Labor Day with a new team."  CTMirror, Aug. 22, 2022.

Christopher Keating.  "Stefanowski hires aggressive leader of anti-tolls movement to be his campaign manager."  Hartford Courant, Aug. 10, 2022.

Mark Pazniokas.  "Bob Stefanowski spices a corporate resume with  a dash of populism."  CTMirror, June 21, 2022.

Susan Haigh.  "Governor Lamont Earns $26 Million Over Three Years in Office."  WVIT (NBC), Apr. 21, 2022.

Ken Dixon.  "Stefanowski lent himself $10M, spent $2.6M in early months of campaign for governor."  ctpost.com, Apr. 12, 2022.

Mark Pazniokas.  "GOP ads attack Lamont's integrity, and Democrats respond in kind."  CTMirror, Mar. 29, 2022.








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