How Many U.S. Senate Candidates in Connecticut Can You Name?

Even people outside of Connecticut may well have heard of the U.S. Senate race between Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon. However, even a lot of people in Connecticut haven’t heard of the two other candidates on the ballot, John Mertens and Warren Mosler.

People interested in hearing a Free and Equal U.S. Senate Debate can attend Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. EDT in the Student Union Ballroom (Room 330) at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus. The event will also be streamed live on the Free and Equal website. Blumenthal and McMahon have both been invited to attend but have not yet responded.

The real hardcore politicos in Connecticut may even have heard of Brian K Hill. Mr. Hill is running a fairly serious campaign as a write-in candidate. Connecticut law requires that people interested in running as a write-in candidate must apply to the Secretary of State’s office at least two weeks before the election. The deadline for applying is today, October 19th.

A quick check of the Secretary of the State’s list of U.S. Senate Write-In Candidates reveals several more people.

Jeff Russell is running as a write-in Green candidate. Todd Vachon is the chair of The Socialist Party of Connecticut and is running as a write-in candidate.

Carl Vassar is running as a Libertarian write-in candidate. He ran as a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate back in 2006 and for other seats in the past. Dave Olszta is also running as a write-in candidate as is John Traceski who has run in other elections as a Christian Center Party candidate.

There are also assorted write-in candidates for Governor, Congress, and state legislative offices. Do you know who is running where you live?

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