Election Day 2022: Connecticut winners and early results

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, left, talks with state Rep. Bobby Sanchez while making a campaign stop at the Pulaski Middle School polling place in New Britain, Conn., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP

This article will be updated as more information is available.

While final ballot returns will still be counted into Thursday, most races have already been called as of late Wednesday night.

According to The New York Times, in the gubernatorial race Ned Lamont (D) has been declared the winner over Bob Stefanowski (R) with more than 95% of the vote counted. As of 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, Lamont has 55.8% with 700,808 votes vs. Stefanowski with 43.2% and 542,175 votes. This will be Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz’s 2nd term in office, first being elected in 2018.

In the senatorial race, Richard Blumenthal (D) has won over Leora R. Levy (R) with more than 95% of the vote counted. As of 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, Blumenthal has 57.2% with 714,836 votes vs. Levy with 42.8% and 534,209 votes. This is Senator Blumenthal’s 3rd term as senator, being first elected to the Senate in 2006.

For other state-wide offices, the races were called early Wednesday morning by the New York Times. For Connecticut Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas (D) won with 54.9% to Dominic Rapini’s (R) 43%. For state Attorney General, William Tong (D) won over Jessica Kordas (R) with 56.7% vs 41.8% of the vote. For State Treasurer, Erick Russell (D) won over Harry Arora (R) 52% to 45.3%. And for State Comptroller, Sean Scanlon (D) has won over Mary Fay (R) 55.1% to 44.9%.

For the House of Representative races, most of the races were called early Wednesday morning. John Larson (D) won over Larry Lazor (R) with 61.1% in the race for Connecticut’s 1st congressional district with 87% of the vote counted. Joe Courtney (D) has won over Mike France (R) with 58.1% in the race for Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district with 93% of the vote counted. Rosa DeLauro (D) has won over Lesley DeNardis (R) with 56.3% in the race for Connecticut’s 3rd district with more than 95% of the vote counted. And Jim Himes (D) has won over Jayme Stevenson (R) with 58.9% in the race for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district with more than 95% of the vote counted.

The race for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district was expected to be the closest of all of Connecticut’s congressional races and was not called until late into Wednesday. With more than 95% of the vote counted, Jahana Hayes (D) currently has been declared the victor by the New York Times with 50.36% of the vote to George Logan’s (R) 49.64%.

In terms of local Connecticut elections, as of 10 p.m. on Wednesday night, Democrats have captured 21 state senate seats to Republicans 8. There are still 7 outstanding races. This means that Democrats will successfully keep the state senate. As of 11 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 10, the race for the 29th state senate district was called for Mae Flexer (D) with 100% of the vote counted. Mae Flexer (D) won with 51% of the vote vs. Susanne Witowski’s (R) 47%. Democrats retained the state house, winning 91 seats to Republicans 44 as of 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. Gregg Haddad won the 54th state assembly district, representing large portions of Mansfield and Storrs, in an uncontested race. 

For the ballot question whether or not to allow early voting in Connecticut, the proposition was passed with more than 95% of the total vote counted, with “Yes” receiving 60% to “No” receiving 40%. 

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