Recounts Settle Close General Assembly Races
The makeup of Connecticut’s next General Assembly was settled this week following the last in a series of recounts needed to settle close races.
Democrats will control the state Senate 23-13 and now have a 33-seat margin in the state House.
The party broke an 18-18 tie in the Senate, flipping five Republican seats, including three in Fairfield County held by long-time incumbents.Two Senate races were subject to automatic recounts following the Nov. 6 elections.
Essex business owner Norm Needleman, a Democrat who lost to Linares in 2016, won that seat by 85 votes.
The GOP lost 13 seats in the state House, including 11 held by incumbents, while picking up the 51st District seat held by Danny Rovero (D-Dayville), who did not run for reelection.
The 2019 Connecticut General Assembly session begins Jan. 9 and runs through June 5.
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