November 28, 2010
by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2010 11:23pm
November 24, 2010
by Hugh McQuaid | November 24, 2010 4:00pm
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz certified the results of the 2010 midterm elections Wednesday morning including the results of the Governor’s race, which went to Democrat Dan Malloy by a plurality of 6,404 votes, making it the closest election for the position since 1954.
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November 3, 2010
by Theresa Freeman | November 3, 2010 8:18pm
by Marc Bussanich | November 3, 2010 2:49am
BRIDGEPORT — Some said Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was vulnerable this year because President Obama wasn’t on the ticket.
But it seems that the President’s rally for Himes in Bridgeport—just three days before the election—may have paid huge dividends. Just as it did in 2008, the city once again provided Himes with his largest margin of victory as he just barely held off his Republican challenger, state Sen. Dan Debicella, in the 4th Congressional District by 490 out of a total of 173,212 votes cast.
by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2010 1:47am
Victory remained out of reach for both Dan Malloy and Tom Foley as voting irregularities in Bridgeport dragged into the early morning hours to punctuate Election Day 2010 with a ballot shortage debacle. But Malloy, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, took the stage at the Society Room shortly after 1 a.m. and expressed confidence that he would be the state’s next governor.
“This is quite a landslide,“ Malloy quipped as the crowd hooted and hollered in support.
Tags: election 2010, malloy, democrats, foley, republicans, bridgeport, ballot shortage, connecticut
November 2, 2010
by Hugh McQuaid | November 2, 2010 11:36pm
Twenty minutes after a noisy crowd at the Blumenthal Headquarters quieted to listen to Linda McMahon’s concession speech, Richard Blumenthal’s campaign manager introduced the former Attorney General to the crowd as “Connecticut’s first new Senator in a generation.”
“Connecticut today had an election, not an auction,” Blumenthal told the crowd as he took the stage.
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by Caitlin Emma | November 2, 2010 11:32pm
Linda McMahon delivered her concession speech shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday night as volunteers and guests wiped away tears.
“As far as we’re concerned, tonight was a victory,” said McMahon, the Republican candidate for Senate, as she was backed on the stage by her staff and family. “We drew attention to the issues in our country and in our state. And don’t think I’m going to stop pushing.”
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by Chris Boulay | November 2, 2010 10:18pm
GREENWICH—Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley waited until 1 a.m. on Election Night before addressing supporters and campaign workers at the Greenwich Hyatt, but he still didn’t have the answer they wanted to hear, as results were still being counted in Bridgeport after a ballot shortage led to an extension of voting hours to 10 p.m.
“We’re quite confident that we will win,” Foley said. “But we want to wait until we know for sure.”
Tags: Foley, Election 2010, Connecticut, Governor's race
by Caitlin Emma | November 2, 2010 9:58pm
The mood of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s campaign turned to disappointment early Tuesday night as guests and volunteers learned that exit polls projected Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal the winner.
McMahon’s press secretary Jodi Latina said the campaign remained optimistic, but realistic.
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by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2010 8:56pm
(Updated 3:17 a.m.) It was the first upset of the evening for House Democrats. Rep. Steve Fontana —thought to be the frontrunner in the race to fill the majority leader position being vacated by Denise Merrill — lost by about 6 percent of the vote to his Republican opponent in North Haven, Dave Yaccarino.
Fontana wasn’t alone. Final numbers indicated Democrats had lost 14 seats in the state House of Representatives. Eleven incumbents went down in defeat and three open seats were taken by Republicans, but recounts are pending in several of them.