The Hartford Courant reports Libertarian Bob Barr “didn’t make the November election ballot in Connecticut,” making Connecticut “one of six states and the District of Columbia” where Barr “isn’t confirmed on the ballot.” However, independent Ralph Nader “made the cut,” and “all five state congressional districts will include a Green Party candidate on their ballots,” a “first-time achievement for that party, though it wasn’t able to get Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney a slot. The 4th and 5th districts will have even more choices: Libertarian Michael Carrano in the 4th and independent Thomas Winn in the 5th.” The Green candidates are Stephen Fournier in the First District, G. Scott Deshefy in the Second, Ralph Ferrucci in the Third, Richard Duffee in the Fourth, and Harold Burbank in the Fifth.
The Danbury News-Times says Nader submitted “nearly 17,000 signatures” in Connecticut; 7,500 are required to achieve ballot access. The Waterbury Republican says Connecticut “will have a total of 42 petitioning candidates on the ballot for president, Congress and the General Assembly. That figure does not include cross-endorsed candidates.”