The polls in Simsbury have closed and residents have gotten behind candidates Linda McMahon (R) and Chris Murphy (D) in the U.S. Senate race and candidates Elizabeth Esty (D) and Andrew Roraback (R) for the Fifth Congressional District race.
Here are the official results from the Simsbury polls:
U.S. SenateCandidate Total Votes Murphy (D) 1123 Bysiewicz (D) 230 McMahon (R) 1299 Shays (R) 438
Fifth Congressional DistrictCandidate Total Votes Roraback (R) 401 Wilson-Foley (R) 691 Bernier (R) 332 Greenberg (R) 312 Donovan (D) 281
Esty (D)845 Roberti (D) 212
As expected, Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy will face off in November for the right to succeed Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate.
With 77% of the precincts reporting at 10 p.m., McMahon was soundly defeating former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays with 76% of the vote. Meanwhile, Murphy cruised by Bysiewicz, the Middletown native and former Secretary of the State, by a comfortable 66% to 34% margin.
In the Fifth Congressional District, Elizabeth Esty emerged on the Democratic side with a convincing 43% to 34% margin (as of 10 p.m.) over the embattled Chris Donovan, once considered the strong frontrunner before a campaign-finance scandal involving several members of his staff, and dark-horse Dan Roberti (23%).
Republicans in the Fifth District went down to the wire, with favorite Andrew Roraback pulling it out with 34% of the vote, followed by Mark Greenberg (28%), Lisa Wilson-Foley (19%) and Justin Bernier (19%) as of 10 p.m.
In the Second Congressional District, East Lyme restaurateur Paul Formica was running away with the Republican primary over Madison’s Daria Novak by about a 2-to-1 ratio, as of 9 p.m. and was declared the winner.