Democrats are claiming a supermajority in both houses of the General Assembly this morning, which has to be unwelcome news for newly elected Gov. Jodi Rell.
Among the Democratic pickups:
Steve Berry (D) appears to have defeated Sen. Thomas Herlihy (R)
Andrew Maynard (D) has defeated Lenny Winkler in the 18th Senate District (vacated by Cathy Cook)
Jason Bartlett (D) has won over Phil Gallagher (R), winning a district he lost two years ago
Beth Bye (D) has won the seat vacated by Robert Farr (R)
Kim Fawcett (D) has scored a surprising victory over Rep. Cathy Tymniak (R)
William Tong (D) has defeated Rep. Donald Sherer (R)
On the Republican side, Sam Caliguiri (R) defeated Dave Zoni (D) in a closely-watched battle for the seat vacated by newly minted U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D).
There were some other notable holds by Republicans in close races. Sen. John Kissel (R) defeated Bill Kiner (D) again. Dan Debicella (R) defeated Chris Jones (D), and Rep. Ruth Fahrbach narrowly defeated Derek Donnelly (D).
More unofficial General Assembly results here.
MikeCT has more over at MLN.