There's a lot to digest from last night. Here's a quick run-down:
U.S. Senate: Take Two
Ned Lamont defeated three-term incumbent Joe Lieberman 52%-48%, in a race that was watched all over the country. Lieberman, during what was not really a concession speech, declared that he would fight on as an independent.
The margin was slimmer than recent polls have suggested, but it was a remarkable victory for political newcomer Lamont nonetheless.
Governor: Unions Swing Election to DeStefano
John DeStefano won by a very slim margin (about 4,000 votes). His victory was attributed to stronger union support.
He will face a rested and popular Gov. Jodi Rell.
Lt. Governor: The Revenge of Audrey Blondin
DeStefano's running mate, Scott Slifka, lost to Malloy's running mate, Mary Glassman by a wide margin (57%-43%), despite the fact that DeStefano himself was narrowly victorious.
This has never happened before that I know of. But I will look into it.
Scott MacLean won (63%-27%) in the 1st Congressional District.
Apparently Rita Schmidt in the 41st House District has won by a single vote.
Incumbent State Reps. Kosta Diamantis and Lydia Martinez have both lost their respective primaries.
Turnout for Democrats statewide broke 40% for the governor's race, and was about 43% for the U.S. Senate race. These are record numbers for a statewide primary. Democracy in Connecticut is alive and well!
Click here for a rundown of all the other races.
What a night! Thanks to everyone who contributed.