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Simsbury Voters Get Behind Murphy, McMahon; Esty, Roraback Succeed in the Fifth

Simsbury residents back McMahon, Murphy, Roraback and Esty.

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. Senate

Candidate Total Votes Murphy (D) 1123 Bysiewicz (D) 230 McMahon (R) 1299 Shays (R) 438

Fifth Congressional District

Candidate 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.

Robert Kalechman August 24, 2012 at 09:47 AM
Your head line has a big question Mark Linda McMahon who's time as come to serve in The U.S.Senate is head and shoulders above the democratic who never on the job Murphy you not reporting that Linda McMahon is a head of Chris Murphy Connecticut it is time to send a woman to the United State Senate from Connecticut

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