Update 10:29 – Gorski wins re-election in Bethany. Democrats do well across the board. It wasn’t long ago that Bethany was a very Republican town.
Not sure how many other results we’ll get, but, as usual, it’s a good night to be an incumbent. Unless you’re in Naugatuck, that is. Aldon Hynes has a nice wrap-up of elections in Woodbridge.
Update 9:20 – Wtfdnucsailor in the comments is reporting that Democrats roll in Groton City, though a non-Democrat seems to have been elected to a council seat for once.
Update 9:16 – Republicans are winners in Bolton and Andover, reports the JI. I still need to actually register for their website, so I can just read headlines.
Update 9:14 – Democrat Cynthia Kata wins re-election to the largely meaningless post of borough warden in Jewett City. Story here. Turnout was 8%.
Update 9:10 – Democrat Ed Sheehy definitely the big winner tonight in Woodbridge. It is much harder to find information about these elections online this year as compared with previous years. Shutdowns of local newspapers have had a significant impact on the availability of election information.
Update 8:46 – Aldon Hynes has been posting news of big Democratic wins in Woodbridge tonight.
Update 8:43 – Compare this Naugatuck result to last cycle in 2007, when Mike Bronko won about 40% of the vote, with the rest split between the Democratic candidate and a third-party candidate. Tonight Bronko won 40% of the vote, but the vote against him was not split. Still, in 2007 Republicans won control of the Board of Burgesses, and tonight they were reduced to the smallest minority possible.
Update 8:33 – Unofficial numbers: Bronko (R) 2370, Mezzo (D) 3519. Board of Burgesses is now controlled by Democrats, 6-3.
Update 8:14 – That was quick. Looks like Bob Mezzo is handily winning the race, winning in all districts. Unless there’s something dramatic out there, Mezzo will be the new mayor of Naugatuck, ending several cycles of Republicans dominating that office.
I’m listening to WATR in Waterbury for some good local election coverage. Listen in if you’re interested in knowing who has won the race between Bob Mezzo and Mayor Mike Bronko in Naugatuck. Great local radio coverage, well worth listening in online!
One thing the commentators are talking about right now is how change at the national level might affect local races. My thought is that national stuff probably doesn’t affect what happens locally at all.
Results will be coming in from Andover, Bolton (their last May election), Woodbridge, Bethany and Union, as well as plenty of smaller localities, throughout the night.