This is almost twice as many people as registered in the previous two week period; 7,513.
The Secretary of the State’s office notes that October is normally when they see the most new registrations.
Ned Lamont believes the Kavanaugh controversy has energized many Democrats. He added, “The Kavanaugh hearings hit a raw nerve in people and, in particular, I heard a lot from young people. In particular, I heard a lot from young women.”
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The chairman of the state Republican Party, J.R. Romano, said he believed unaffiliated and Republican voters are more motivated by the state economy and budget dysfunction at the State Capitol.
He added, “All politics is local unless you’re a Democrat, in which, you want to make it about anything but your failed policies here in Connecticut.”
Here’s a closer look at the registration numbers for the past two weeks:
5,458 new Democrats
2,420 new Republicans
6,719 new unaffiliated.