U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, savoring his re-election to a second term serving the 4th Congressional District, told his supporters there was still a lot of work to do and it starts tomorrow. Until then, however, “Let’s have some fun!” the Democrat shouted.
Retiring state Rep. Jim Shapiro, D-Stamford, was vice-chairman of Richard Blumenthal’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. Asked tonight while celebrating in a ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Hartford what he considered the worst moment of the race, Shapiro said: “May was a difficult month for everyone.” That was when, shortly before the Democratic and Republican Read More
Democrat George Jepsen delivers his acceptance speech for the attorney general seat at The Society Room on election night in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday November 2, 2010.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy easily won Waterbury, the hometown of Republican challenger Sam Caligiuri, making it a sweep of the district’s five big cities Tuesday. Unofficial results show Murphy taking Waterbury 76,526 to Caligiuri’s 59,349 votes. Shortly after 10:15 p.m., with 24 of the district’s 41 towns reporting, Murphy had 56 percent of the Read More
Ned Lamont knows a thing or two about running a self-financed campaign for U.S. Senate. The Greenwich businessman/millionaire successfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman in 2006, won their party’s primary, but lost the general election when Lieberman ran as a third party candidate. Lamont, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor earlier this Read More
Officials in Derby, Oxford and New Milford Tuesday reported running out of election ballots, forcing them to make paper copies to meet voter turnouts. The paper ballots then required a hand rather than machine count of some results, slowing the tabulation process.
Campaign volunteers are encouraging people to stay optimistic as incumbent Democrat Chris Murphy’s lead over Republican Sam Caligiuri widens. “We’re still within 5,000 votes and Waterbury is still on the board,” one volunteer just said over the microphone. “We’ll look back and laugh at how nervous we were three hours ago.” The latest results showed Read More
Democratic attorney general candidate George Jepsen arrived about 9:45 p.m. at The Society Room in Hartford. During a brief interview with reporters, Jepsen said he is optimistic about the early returns in the race, but he wants to see results from some of the larger cities before he declares victory. “It could be soon,” said Read More