HARTFORD, Conn. – As soon as the polls closed on Tuesday, the party machines went into action in an effort to convince the news media that their side had won this year’s municipal elections.
The Republican Party claims it held onto the top office in 68 towns, lost 10 and picked up 12 for a net gain of two. Those numbers are based on preliminary results submitted to the Secretary of the State’s office.
Prior to Tuesday’s election the Republican Party tried to make it a referendum on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who wasn’t on the ballot. However, a spokesman for the Democratic Party, said the results show it was a local election about local issues.
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