Latino Involvement in Hartford Politics
As a major United States city, Hartford’s politics are important not only in dictating the legislation of Connecticut but also in the influence on the national agenda. By using their ethnicity as a tool to enter the political discourse, Latinos have played a major role in influencing these political policies and frameworks throughout the second half of the twentieth century. This section of the website serves to assert the political impact Latinos and especially Puerto Ricans, have had on the city and provide information concerning political involvement and advocacy.
Basic Political Indicators for Hartford and Connecticut
Presidential Politics: In the 2004 election, Hartford voters strongly supported John F. Kerry over George W. Bush. Unofficial counts show 4,623 votes for Bush and 22,595 for Kerry
Registered Voters in Connecticut:
Democrat: 671,656 (34.2%)
Republican: 449,727 (22.9%)
Unaffiliated or Minor Parties: 844,433 (43.0%)