A quick and dirty post to supplement Ben’s post on the national results. There are no senate seats up for election in CT this cycle.
Incumbents are listed first, winners are bolded, all races have been called, but percentages are as of about 11pm 11/4/08.
Democrat John Larson 70% Republican Joe Visconti 27% Green Stephen Fournier 3%
Democrat Joe Courtney 65% Republican Sean Sullivan 33% Green Scott Deshefy 2%
Democrat Rosa DeLauro 77% Republican Bo ItsHaky 20% Green Ralph Ferrucci 3%
Republican Chris Shays 42% Democrat Jim Himes 57% Libertarian Michael Carrano 1% Green Richard Duffee 0%
Democrat Chris Murphy 57% Republican David Cappiello 41% Independent Thomas Winn 1% Green Harold Burbank 1%
Question 1: Shall there be a Constitutional Convention to amend or revise the Constitution of the state?
Yes: 40% No: 60%
Question 2: Should 17-year-olds be allowed to vote in primary elections if they will be eligible to vote in the general election?*
Yes: 65% No: 35%
There are two things that I take away from these results. The first is with the victory of Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, there are no more Republican Congresscritters in New England. The second is that since the constitutional convention failed to pass, marriage equality is nuch safer in Connecticut than it would have been if the vote had gone the other way.
*Not the exact wording.