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.