Tuesday was a good night for the Connecticut Working Families Party. The party endorsed seven candidates in the primaries; six of them won.
“I’d like to congratulate Marilyn Moore, Eric Coleman, Betsy Ritter, Linda Orange, Chris Perone, and Bruce Morris for winning their primaries today” said Lindsay Farrell, executive director of the party. “We look forward to working with all of them at the State Capitol.”
Moore took on incumbent Democratic state Sen. Anthony Musto in the 22nd District, which includes Trumbull, Monroe and Bridegport. Coleman, D-Bloomfield, faced a tough challenge from Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden in the 2nd Senatorial District. Both primaries were hard-fought and close.
“We’re already geared up to keep Eric in the State Senate this November,” Farrell said. “Eric has been a crucial ally on issues like raising the minimum wage and passing paid sick days. We need him in the state Senate, and we’ve got his back.”
Among the candidates endorsed by the Working Families Party, only Matt Waggner, the Democratic registrar of voters in Fairfield, lost his bid to compete for the 133 House District to town selectman Cristin McCarthy Vahey.