Republicans and Democrats from DC have descended on the district to instruct partisans and monitor developments. As of Friday, however, Simmons had still heard nothing from Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell, re-elected in a landslide without coattails on Tuesday. Simmons was never a favorite of the Rowland-Rell administration, but most governors would have offered a word of encouragement and some troops as soon as a recount became inevitable.
Interesting, if true. The recount continues today, with Courtney still up by a little over 160 votes.