There are a total of five candidates running for United States Senator this year in Connecticut: Alan Schlesinger of the Republican Party, Ned Lamont Democratic Party, Timothy Knibbs of the Concerned Citizens Party, Ralph Ferrucci of the Green Party, and Joseph Lieberman of the Connecticut For Lieberman Party. The sequence in which they will appear in Column 2 on the November 7th ballot is as follows:
* Alan Schlesinger
* Ned Lamont
* Timothy Knibbs
* Ralph Ferrucci
* Joe Lieberman
However, in some single-town state representative districts, minor party candidates are filed locally at the Town Clerk’s office. The deadline for such candidates to file was Wednesday, September 13, so it is possible that the Office of the Secretary of the State has not yet been notified of those candidates. If minor party candidates for State Representative from either the Libertarian Party, Working Families Party, or Independent Party file to run this year, Senator Lieberman would appear below any or all of them on the ballot as well.
The first contest listed on the ballot is that for Governor and Lt. Governor, followed by U.S. Senate. The Republican candidate will be listed first all across the ballot. Sen. Lieberman will have to do quite a bit of work to educate voters about where, exactly, his name is.
I have to wonder how many votes Alan Schlesinger will get by benefit of being right next to Jodi Rell on the ballot. It can't hurt.