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High-Profile Races Up For Grabs In Connecticut Primary

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford

Some of Connecticut's 1.2 million registered Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls to choose their candidates for the November election.

Unaffiliated voters, the largest single voting bloc, are not allowed to participate in Tuesday's primary.

There are seven candidates running for governor. The list includes two Democrats and five Republicans. There are also numerous primaries for everything from state treasurer to the state House of Representatives.

There is also a primary in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District because Democratic U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty is not seeking re-election.

The most crowded primary field in recent memory has been fueled by an unusual number of open seats. Most notably, Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy is not seeking a third term.

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