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For Easton, 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

EASTON, 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 Easton 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

In Easton's only State Senate race for District 28, voters will choose between Republican incumbent Tony Hwang and Democrat challenger Philip Dwyer.

In the race for Easton's only seat in the State House of Representatives, Republican Adam Dunbsy is facing Green Party candidate Bonnie Troy for the District 135 seat that Shaban is leaving to run for Congress. Dunsby is the First Selectman of Easton, a position he intends to keep if he wins.

For Registrar of Voters, Easton residents will choose one of two candidates, both of whom are incumbents: Democrat David Smith or Republican Vincent Caprio.

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 Easton from the secretary of the state's website.

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