Senate District 7 - East Granby,
Sen. John Kissel (R) defeated Bill Kiner (D) 53%-47%. Kissel increased his margin from 2004.
Senate District 8 - Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby (part), Hartland, Harwinton (part), New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury, Torrington (part)
Sen. Tom Herlihy (R) narrowly defeated Steve Berry (D) by only a few hundred votes (50.5%-49.5%). This is a surprisingly close result in a traditionally Republican district.
Senate District 16 -
This was probably the most-watched Senate race in the state. Caliguiri (R) trounced Zoni (D) 55%-45%. GOP PICKUP.
Senate District 18 - Griswold,
Andy Maynard (D) defeated Lenny Winkler (R) 51%-49%. DEM PICKUP.
Senate District 20 - East Lyme,
Sen. Andrea Stillman (D) annihilated Chris Oliveira (R) 61%-39%.
Dan Debicella (R) defeated Chris Jones (D) 52%-48%.
Senate District 22 -
Sen. Bill Finch (D) held on against Robert Russo (R) 54%-46%.
Senate District 31 -
Sen. Tom Colapietro (D) defeated Beverly Bobroske (R) 59%-41%.
Democrats and Republicans traded a seat, sothe balance of power remains the same (24 D, 12 R). Paul Doyle (D-9th District) will be the other newcomer (along with Maynard, Debicella and Caliguiri) to the Senate after winning Sen. Ciotto's old seat.
Another newcomer will be Lt. Governor Michael Fedele, who will preside.