For minority voters, will ‘status quo’ candidates be enough on Election Day?

ingrid_alvarez_dimarzoThe nerves are kicking in, said Constanza Segovia, talking politics outside her house in Hartford before Election Day. The stakes are high — nationally and in the Connecticut gubernatorial race.

“Everything’s kind of on the line,” said Segovia, 36, a graphic designer, artist and registered Democrat. And to be “completely honest and straightforward,” she said, she is bored with her options.

Segovia put it this way: “I would like candidates that are not just white rich people.”

On Tuesday, Democrat Ned Lamont will need a big turnout from Connecticut cities like Hartford to overcome a surge from Republican Bob Stefanowski in the race for governor. The last Quinnipiac poll of likely voters showed the millionaire candidates in a statistical tie, with independent Oz Griebel at a distant third. Check out the full story here.

By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radio


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