Election roundup: GOP sweeps in New Canaan
Published 5:27 pm, Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican Party had a typically strong showing in New Canaan's election Tuesday night.
Overall turnout in the town was 83 percent, a high number considering that at the start of the day there were still more than 1,000 households without power.
New Canaan supported a losing effort by Republican Linda McMahon, who received 63 percent of the vote to Democrat Chris Murphy's 36 percent. Statewide, Murphy won 55 percent to 43 percent, and will take the Senate seat currently held by Democrat-turned-independent Joe Lieberman.
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4th Congressional District
Steve Obsitnik received the lowest amount of votes of all the Republicans on the New Canaan ticket, winning only 62 percent of the vote here. Conversely, Jim Himes performed best of all the Democrats, garnering 38 percent of the vote. Districtwide, Himes won 59 to 41 percent.
125th State House
142nd State House
Minority leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives Larry Cafero won New Canaan with 66 percent of the vote to Democratic challenger and political novice Kate Tepper's 34 percent, on his way to winning re-election.
36th State Senate
Frantz received 72 percent of the vote, outrunning the head of the ticket, Mitt Romney, who polled at only 64 percent in New Canaan. Dauplaise received the least amount of votes on the New Canaan's Democratic ticket, with 26 percent
Green Party candidate Remy Chevalier received 89 votes in New Canaan, which was equal to about 1.5 percent.
26th State Senate
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