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Democrats, Malloy supporters gather

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By Bill Cummings HARTFORD — Democrats are beginning to fill The Society Room in downtown Hartford, milling about and munching on finger food being passed out by waiters. Most have a drink in their hand. But all eyes are on the big-screen televisions displaying vote totals as they come in. At just before 9 p.m., […] [Read More]
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Surprise! Malloy takes Stamford

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According to unofficial numbers from the polls, Malloy has won Stamford 56.77 percent to Foley’s 42.38 percent with just two district’s not reporting. [Read More]
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Himes campaigner adds to confusion, voter says

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A man campaigning in Bridgeport for U.S. Congressional candidate Jim Himes knocked on the door of a Poplar Street woman and told her vote at the incorrect voting station, according to the woman, Lisette Hernandez. Hernandez’s designated voting location is Bassick High School, but the man directed her to vote at Central High School, she […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport moderator: “I’m never working Election Day again”

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It’s been “chaos” at the voting booths at Central High School in Bridgeport, according to former City Council member Anthony Minutoli, a moderator. The chaos is the result of voters’ frustrations with what Minutoli predicts is a 500 or 600 ballot shortage. “People are going crazy and I don’t blame them,” he said, adding that […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal declared winner

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Several news organizations, including CNN, Fox, and ABC News, have called the U.S. Senate race, predicting Democrat Richard Blumenthal the winner over Linda McMahon. [Read More]
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DSCC Chair calls it for Blumenthal

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Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez just issued a statement congratulating Democrat Richard Blumenthal on winning the U.S. Senate race. But so far there has been no reaction from Blumenthal, his opponent, Republican Linda McMahon, or from the crowd that is gathering at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford for the Blumenthal campaign’s Election Day […] [Read More]
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Caligiuri is leading Murpy in early returns

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Republican Sam Caligiuri is leading incumbent Democrat Chris Murphy for the 5th Congressional District seat 13,804 to 12,751. Murphy barely led in the Democratic stronghold towns of Torrington, North Canaan, Roxbury and Burlington. Caligiuri led in Cornwall, Harwinton, Brookfield, Bethlehem and Middlebury. In Warren, Caligiuri beat Murphy by one point. “I’m very optimistic,” supporter Bob […] [Read More]
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Long lines small price to vote for some

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Monique Ivy of Brooklawn Avenue in Bridgeport waited inside the lobby of Central High School for 90 minutes before casting her vote due to a shortage¬†of ballots at the polling location. “A lot of people were angry and left,” she said. “But (the volunteers) were good about it, they walked up and down offering everyone […] [Read More]
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