Friday, November 10, 2006
4th District Map: Republican Erosion
Diane Farrell did better this time. She lost by only about 7,000 votes--half the number she lost by in 2004. The percentages were better, too. She came within 3% of Shays this time, while in 2004 5% separated them. A look at the map from 2004 provides further insights:
She lost ground in Norwalk, but actually gained ground in places like Greenwich (a Lamont effect?), Wilton and Monroe. She won the town of Weston, which she had lost in 2004. In both 2004 and 2006, Democrats chipped away at the GOP edifice of the 4th.
Still. Close, but no cigar. See CGG's interesting piece for more on why Farrell lost this year. She is probably done. If the 4th is to be won by a Democrat, it'll have to be someone else.