Wow. Democrats won big last night. We took the house, and I'm 99% certain we'll have a slim majority in the Senate as well. Here in Connecticut Rell may have won but the gains in the State Legislature lessen what she can actually accomplish. All in all it's a good day to be a Democrat.
Lamont's loss was disappointing mostly because Senator Lieberman ran such a mean-spirited campaign. I hate to think that the 'freak show' angle worked as well as it did. It's also disappointing that the national party couldn't be bothered to stand behind the candidate that Connecticut Democrats nominated. Diane Farrell's apparent loss to Shays was the real surprise. Of the three Democratic challengers I thought she had the best shot.
Election '06 felt especially long in Connecticut. We had two bitter primaries followed by a bitter Senate race, and three hard fought Congressional races. I'm glad that it's finally over.