Chris Murphy (D): The Day endorsed Congressman Murphy in the Democratic primary because "Mr. Murphy is the better politician. He is more affable, able to make his point in a debate or discussion without coming across as strident, quick to introduce personal anecdotes to make confusing, multifarious policy more understandable. These skills count in an election."
Elizabeth Esty (D): Esty has been endorsed by the Hartford Courant, Danbury-News-Times, and The Register Citizen in the Democratic primary, reports The Register Citizen. Each of these endorsements referenced Democratic rival Chris Donovan's campaign contribution scandal.