Tong beats Hatfield in attorney general race

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Democratic state Rep. William Tong has won the race for Connecticut Attorney General over Republican Sue Hatfield in a campaign that centered heavily on President Donald Trump‘s policies.

Tong will succeed Democratic Attorney General George Jepsen, who did not seek re-election. Tong is the first Asian-American to be elected to both the state legislature and a statewide constitutional office.

Tong, of Stamford, is co-chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee and a civil litigation lawyer. He vowed to fight many of the Trump administration’s policies including those on immigration, and he labeled Hatfield a strong supporter of Trump.

Hatfield, of Pomfret, was a Trump delegate at the 2016 Republican National Convention. She touted her experience as a state prosecutor during the campaign.

The race also featured Green Party candidate Peter Goselin.

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