Democrats recapture Connecticut General Assembly


Democrats made major gains on election night, and have recaptured complete control of both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly.

The State Senate was split for the past two years, with 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans.  The new Senate will have at least 21 Democrats, and maybe as many as 24,  with three races very close.

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In the House, the Democrats currently hold an 80-71 majority. The new House will have 90 Dems, and possibly 91, with one race too close to call.

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It should assure Governor-elect Ned Lamont a working majority in the new legislative session that starts in January.

Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst believed there was an anti-Trump vote, but also believed the results are as much about Democrats outworking Republicans on the campaign trail.

“They did a better job of turning out their vote, of targeting their vote early. They were more organized. They were better prepared than we were,” he explained.

Watch the video above as News 8 Lead Investigator George Colli breaks down the numbers.

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