State Rep. Christina Ayala appears to lose

State Rep. Christina Ayala, D-Bridgeport, has not formally conceded, but Hearst Connecticut Media has observed that her campaign headquarters is pretty much empty and being shut down half an hour after the polls closed at 8 p.m.

Ayala, a freshman who had a rocky first term plagued by some personal issues, lost the Democratic Town Committee’s endorsement in May to Chris Rosario, the anti-blight director for Bridgeport.

Brian Lockhart