Unaffilateds, Dems post largest gains in Connecticut

Connecticut has added 201,937 voters to its election rolls since Jan. 1 of this year, an increase of 11 percent, according to new tallies from the Secretary of the State.

The electorate now stands at 2,089,311 voters, which state election officials say is just shy of the total for the 2008 presidential election.

Unaffiliated voters maintained their perch as the largest bloc of the electorate, followed by Democrats and then Republicans.

They also posted the biggest gains, going from 779,651 to 872,243, an increase of 12 percent.

Is it any wonder that candidates such as Linda McMahon have made a concerted effort to distance themselves from the tea party and tried to fashion themselves as Rockefeller Republicans who are social moderates?

Democrats grew by 10 percent, going from 696,764 to 767,692.

And then there are Republicans, whose number rose by 8 percent, going from 397,372 to 430,439.

Neil Vigdor