These political people are popular: delegates to the May 18-19 Democratic convention in Hartford. See delegate list provided by Connecticut Democratic Party here. Delegates will endorse candidates for statewide office including governor. Candidates must secure 15 percent support to make the August primary ballot. The only other option for ballot access is a petition drive.
Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont and former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz go in with the most party support for governor. Mayor Joe Ganim says he’s confident he has enough delegate support to primary, but just in case has launched a petition drive for what he hopes secures more than 15,000 signatures from Democratic voters for ballot access.
On Tuesday Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto posted the names of the nearly 2,000 delegates from around the state. From the state party:
In an unprecedented show of transparency in the delegate process, the Connecticut Democrats have released the names of the statewide convention delegates on their website.
The Connecticut Democratic Party has taken steps to make the convention and delegate process more transparent than ever before starting with releasing the delegate allocation by town last year. The Democratic Party has focused on cultivating grassroots energy and involvement in the process over the last year, and we’re looking forward to record turnout like we’ve seen in the Stratford special election and in the 2017 municipal elections this fall.
“We want this to be a fair and transparent process for everyone,” said Connecticut Democratic Party chairman Nick Balletto. “We have been working with party leaders and activists across the state to make sure that this process is inclusive to everyone who seeks to be involved. In November, we must make sure that we are united against the Republican Party who will continue to cower to Trump’s agenda and enact policies that will rollback progress for Connecticut families. We have already seen the radical national Republican agenda employed by elected officials here, and in the 2018 midterms the Party and voters across the state have the opportunity to hold Republicans accountable for their failure to stand up for Connecticut.