Democrats maintain majorities in General Assembly

The results
The results

HARTFORD, Conn. – While the Democrats retained their majority in both houses of the General Assembly, Republicans made inroads, picking up at least eight seats in the House and one in the Senate.

“God, I’m excited,” House Minority Leader Larry Cafero shouted as he approached a group of reporters at Tom Foley’s party in Greenwich late Tuesday night. At least two of the three seats Republicans were hoping to pick up were too close to call at midnight.

“It’s just amazing,” Cafero said of the results. “And it shows a shift. People say this is a blue state. If you look at the people who are in charge of the towns and cities, and you look at the gains we have made in the House, the gains we’ve made in the state Senate, I’m not sure it’s as blue as people think it is.”

The Democratic majority in the Senate is now 21-15, where the Democrats lost one seat.

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