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From Bridgeport to Hartford: A Primary Day Palooza!

A supporter of Bridgeport's incumbent mayor Joe Ganim attends a watch party after polls closed on primary day, Sept. 12, 2023. Ganim declared victory as late night absentee ballots rolled in.
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A supporter of Bridgeport's incumbent mayor Joe Ganim attends a watch party after polls closed on primary day, Sept. 12, 2023. Ganim declared victory as late night absentee ballots rolled in.

Tuesday was Primary Day in Connecticut!

From Bridgeport to Hartford, some of the state's major cities effectively determined who would be their municipality’s next leader.

This hour, we tell you who won, who lost, and why it matters. Plus, a great panel of guests will dig into some hyperlocal races and tell us what they might mean for the state at-large.

GUESTS:

  • Thomas Breen: Managing editor, New Haven Independent
  • Kate Seltzer: Howard Center for Investigative Reporting Fellow, Connecticut Public’s Accountability Project
  • Eddy Martinez: Breaking news reporter, Connecticut Public
  • Kay Perkins: Reporter, Connecticut Public
  • Dan Haar: Senior editor and columnist, CTInsider.com
  • Susan Raff: Chief Capitol reporter, WFSB
  • Jonathan Wharton: Associate professor of political science and urban affairs, Southern Connecticut State University

The Wheelhouse is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Listen Notes, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode.

Frankie Graziano is the host of <i>The Wheelhouse</i>, focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.
Meg Dalton is the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public where she provides editorial support for the station’s talk shows and podcasts, including the limited series 'In Absentia'.