Connecticut House / Connecticut Senate
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2020 Election Update
Heading into the 2020 election, Democrats controlled the Connecticut Senate 22 to 14. Democrats flipped two seats (SDs 6 and 17) for a net gain of two seats. Democrats now control the chamber 24 to 12.
The below table shows 2020 and 2018 election results for the Connecticut Senate. The LDI scores are for the 2020 cycle. EveryDistrict will release new scores and district rankings after the redistricting process.
2018 Election Update
After the 2016 election, the Connecticut State Senate was tied 18-18. Democrats maintained control of the chamber with the Democratic Lieutenant Governor casting the tie-breaking vote. In the 2018 election, Democrats flipped five seats to decisively take the majority 23-13.
Democrats flipped SD 13, SD 24, SD 26, SD 33, and SD 36.
In February 2019, Republicans flipped a formerly Democratic-held district (SD 6) in a special election, leaving control of the chamber at 22-14.
Understanding the Map
EveryDistrict’s Legislative District Index (LDI) is the gold standard of state legislative competitiveness. Our LDI ranks state legislative districts on a scale from 100 to -100, using statewide elections data. Districts with a score of 100 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Democratic candidate receiving 100% of the vote); districts with a score of -100 would vote for statewide Republican candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Republican candidate receiving 100% of the vote). For a more realistic example, a district with a score of 10 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 10 points (meaning we would expect the Democratic state legislative candidate to win with 55% of the vote compared to the Republican winning 45% of the vote).
After the 2018 election, EveryDistrict reviewed and enhanced our LDI system, improving the accuracy of the metric with new methodologies and the most recent electoral data.
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