Midterm Elections: Key Questions to Ask Connecticut's Candidates

Posted on 09/14/22 by Emily Paulin

Connecticut’s Nov. 8 general election includes federal races for the U.S. House and Senate, plus contests for the state legislature, governor, attorney general and several other offices. As the election nears, AARP Connecticut is encouraging its members to learn more about topics that are important to them — and to ask candidates specific questions to better understand their positions on key issues.

Questions for federal candidates:

  1. Social Security is a promise that must be kept. If elected, how would you protect earned Social Security benefits for the future?
  2. Medicare provides critical health coverage for older Americans. If elected, how would you strengthen it for the future?
  3. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. If elected, how will you lower prescription drug prices for all Americans?
  4. America’s long-term care system is broken. If elected, how will you make affordable, quality long-term care options available, especially at home, while also supporting family caregivers?


Questions for state candidates:

  1. What actions will you take to reduce out of pocket drug costs and reduce the impact of the cost of prescription drugs on taxpayers and insurance premiums?
  2. How do you plan to address the growing long-term care workforce crisis in the state?
  3. In these inflationary times, what will you do to help ensure that Connecticut’s middle-income retirees on fixed incomes are able to keep more of their hard earned money in their pockets?
  4. Gas prices are higher than ever, which is difficult for older adults on fixed incomes. Yet, alternatives to cars in Connecticut are limited. What will you do to help older adults access other forms of transportation?


Visit AARP's How to Vote in Connecticut's 2022 Elections guide for information about what's on the ballot, how you can vote and more. 

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