Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west and south (because various islands of New York span Connecticut's entire coast), and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The capital of the state is Hartford while the largest city is Bridgeport. Southwestern Connecticut is part of the New York City metropolitan area; three of Connecticut's eight counties, including most of the state's population, are in the New York City combined statistical area, commonly called the Tri-State Region.
Politically, Connecticut (along with the rest of the New England states) was a Conservative Democratic state. For example, the state gave its electoral votes to Calvin Coolidge in 1928. However, Coolidge lost the election to Socialist Party candidate, incumbent Vice PresidentHosea Blackford, by a narrow margin. The state again voted for Coolidge in 1932. He won this election in a landslide, but died of a heart attack on January 5, 1933, less than a month before his inauguration of February 1. This resulted in his running mate Herbert Hoover becoming President instead.