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Lt. Gov. candidate Bacchiochi concedes

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Penny Bacchiochi conceded the three-way race for lieutenant governor Wednesday after reviewing updated election returns.

Unofficial results showed that Bacchiochi was about 700 votes behind Heather Bond Somers of Groton when the polls closed Tuesday night. But Bacchiochi concluded that a recount was not likely going to give her enough to win.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill determined Wednesday that Somers’ margin of victory didn’t trigger an automatic recount.

Merrill said the margin between Bacchiochi and Somers is currently 771 votes. And while that margin is less than 1,000 votes, there won’t be a mandatory statewide recount because it’s greater than half a percent of the total votes cast for lieutenant governor.

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2 responses to “Lt. Gov. candidate Bacchiochi concedes”

  1. Joe

    This headline should read, “Heather Somers Wins …Again!

    She’s smart, attractive and she has a successful track record in politics and business. She’s the democrats’ worst nightmare.

    Heather’s political magnetism can pull votes away from the weird Wyman and Malloy. The Hartford Courant Political Inquisition panel couldn’t lay a glove on her last week. Those old crows looked like they were turned-on just having her there.

  2. Bobby Badda-Boom

    And I thought my name was a problem.

    Sincerely,
    B. Badda-Boom

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