One Democrat left under a cloud. Three others would quit only if they win elections for mayor or first selectman.
Republican Tony Scott of Monroe won a special election Tuesday in the 112th House District of Monroe and Newtown.
The vacancy was caused by Patricia Billie Miller of Stamford winning a special election to the Senate.
Rep. Patricia Billie Miller, D-Stamford, won a special election to the state Senate.
Rep. Linda Orange is retiring, effective Feb. 1.
Antonio Felipe, a 23-year-old Democrat, handily won a five-way race Tuesday in a special election in Bridgeport’s 130th House District.
Tammy Exum, a Democratic former member of the Board of Education in West Hartford, won a special election Tuesday in the 19th House District of West Hartford, Farmington and Avon, according to the House majority office.
Republicans won two of the five state legislative seats at stake in special elections Tuesday, flipping House and Senate districts by winning in blue-collar communities that have grown challenging for Democrats.
Joshua M. Hall, a teachers’ union official and former treasurer of the state Democratic Party, won a special election in Hartford’s 7th House District on the Working Families Party ballot line Tuesday night, defeating two other Democrats. Republican Joe Poletta easily won in Watertown’s 68th House District.
The campaign for a vacant state House seat in Hartford, where voters will be offered three flavors of Democrat in a special election Tuesday, has laid bare tensions between Democrats and the Working Families Party, a labor offshoot that fashions itself as the progressive conscience of Connecticut politics.
Hungry for numbers in the three special elections Tuesday? The secretary of the state’s office just released unofficial results showing Douglas McCrory won the 2nd Senate with 72 percent, Eric Berthel won the 32nd Senate with 54 percent and Dorinda Borer won the 115th House with 61 percent.
In three special elections Tuesday night, Connecticut voters did nothing to shift the balance of power in the evenly split Senate or closely divided House, despite furious efforts to make one race a referendum on President Trump and another on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
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Voters go to the polls today in special elections for three seats in the closely divided General Assembly, with one race drawing more than $50,000 in independent expenditures by a national group hoping to elect a Democratic senator in a solid Republican district. After voting this morning, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy shrugged off GOP efforts to make him a central issue and said, “I don’t think the outcome will be reflective of anything other than who did more work, quite frankly.”
Special elections to fill three state legislative vacancies are scheduled for Feb. 28, but the identities of the successors to Eric Coleman of Bloomfield and Rob Kane of Watertown in the Senate and Stephen Dargan of West Haven in the House probably will be known by Jan. 23.
The General Assembly returned to full strength Friday as the winners of three special elections took their seats, giving Democrats majorities of 21-15 in the Senate and 87-64 in the House.