Democrats declare big victory in local elections


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Connecticut Democrats declaring big victory in local elections.

Still counting returns but it appears the Democrats “flipped” 18 or 19 municipal governments from Republican to Democrat Control. There were a few bright spots for the Republicans, it appears they “flipped” 5 or 6 municipal governments from Democratic to Republican control.Related: 2017 Connecticut Municipal Election Results

Democrats say they learned a lot from last year’s election results when Republicans made significant gains in the legislature.

This time they say they made fifteen times more telephone calls to prospective voters to get them motivated for these local races.

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