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For Westport, Ballot Goes Beyond Just Clinton Vs. Trump

In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban will take on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes.
In the race for the 4th Congressional District, Republican challenger John Shaban will take on four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight is focused on the heated ballot for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

But voters in Westport are also set to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home.

Voters will be casting ballots in races for the U.S. Senate and House:

  • U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Libertarian challenger Richard Lion of Manchester vs. Green Party challenger Jeffery Russell of Glastonbury
  • 4th District U.S. House: Republican challenger John Shaban of Redding vs. Democrat incumbent Jim Himes of Greenwich

There are also two races for the State Senate (residents vote only in their district):

  • State Senate District 26: Republican incumbent Toni Boucher vs. Democrat challenger Carolanne Curry
  • State Senate District 28: Republican incumbent Tony Hwang vs. Democrat challenger Philip Dwyer

For the State House, there are two different districts in Westport (residents vote only in their district):

  • State House District 136: Democrat incumbent Jonathan Steinberg vs. Republican challenger Catherine A. Walsh
  • State House District 143: Republican incumbent Gail Lavielle is running unopposed

And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:

  • Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
  • Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
  • Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
  • Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
  • Or you can do a write-in candidate.

Click here to see a sample ballot for Westport from the secretary of the state's website.

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