Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bysiewicz Easily Carries Her Home Town

Our city supported its native candidate, Susan Bysiewicz, in her quest to gain the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Joe Lieberman. Bysiewicz won 53.7% of the vote in Middletown. Statewide, she lost to Chris Murphy by 67.4% to 32.6%.

On the Republican side, Middletown voted even more overwhelmingly for Linda McMahon than did the state, giving her 77.8% of the vote, to Christopher Shays' 22.2% (statewide, McMahon beat Shays 72.7% to 27.2%).

Turnout was light, on the Democratic side about 20% of eligible voters cast their ballot, lower than the 25% who voted in the mayoral primary last summer, between Christine Bourne and Dan Drew.

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