McMahon loses, but Greenwich GOP has big night

UPDATED TUESDAY 9:15 PM — Greenwich resident Linda McMahon has been unsuccessful in her second run for the United States Senate. No official statements have been made by the candidates, but the AP and the major networks have all called the race for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy.

CBS News has also projected that U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, a Cos Cob resident, has won his race for a third term against Republican Steve Obsitnik. Local Republicans in Greenwich are looking otherwise at a good night. State Sen. L. Scott Frantz is a declared winner for a third term and Democrat Daniel Dauplaise has already conceded. Similar good nights are expected for State Reps. Livvy Floren and Fred Camillo and first time candidate Steve Walko. And at 9:45, Greenwich’s Democrats have all conceded their state rep runs, making official that Republicans sweep all the state races again.

Gov. Dannel Malloy, a strong supporter of Mr. Murphy, has released a statement on his victory, saying, “Good for Chris Murphy, good for Connecticut. Tonight’s victory by Chris shows that we have elections in Connecticut, not auctions. Chris is a smart, decent, thoughtful guy, and he’s exactly the right kind of person to represent the people of Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. He knows that although we’ve begun to turn things around in Connecticut, choices that are made in Washington DC impact all of us. I’m confident that when it comes time to make those choices in the U.S. Senate, Chris will make the right ones for Connecticut.”

Ms. McMahon the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment and a longtime town resident reportedly has spent $90 million on her two unsuccessful races for the U.S. Senate. If the figures of her spending are accurate, this would put her in the history books as the candidate who has spent the most personal money to try and be elected to federal office and not win.

However, Ms. McMahon is not ready to concede the race yet, saying there is a lot of counting left to be done.

However, Greenwich Republicans are expected to hold all their advantages in the state races, continuing domination that has lasted since the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

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