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Connecticut, named after the Connecticut River, is known as the "Constitution State." Unlike all but one other state (Rhode Island), Connecticut does not have county government. Connecticut county governments were mostly eliminated in 1960, with the exception of sheriffs elected in each county. Connecticut shares a local form of government with the rest of New England called the New England town. The state is divided into 169 towns, which serve as the fundamental political jurisdictions. Currently, Connecticut has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 151 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives and 36 members of the Connecticut State Senate. As of September 2013, Connecticut is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.


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2013 elections in Connecticut

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Connecticut.
Exceptions include special elections.

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Voting in Connecticut

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External resources for the State of Connecticut

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National politics in Connecticut

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Christopher S. Murphy
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Connecticut 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Richard Blumenthal
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Connecticut 2011January 3, 2017November 2016Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Elizabeth Esty
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
James A. Himes
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Joe Courtney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John B. Larson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rosa L. DeLauro
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1991January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Connecticut judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Appellate Court, the Connecticut Superior Court and the Connecticut Probate Courts.

There is one federal district court in Connecticut, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Appeals from the District of Connecticut go to the Second Circuit.



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The Constitution State
Capital:   Hartford
Motto:   He who is transplanted still sustains
Population:   3.58 million
Area of state:   5,542 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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