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Farmington Voters Get Behind Murphy, McMahon; Esty, Roraback Succeed in the Fifth

Farmington residents back McMahon, Murphy, Bernier and Esty.

The polls in Farmington have closed and residents have gotten behind candidates Linda McMahon (R) and Chris Murphy (D) in the U.S. Senate race and candidates Elizabeth Esty (D) and Justin Bernier (R) for the Fifth Congressional District race.

There were 6,164 votes cast in Farmington reflecting 60 percent of registered Democrats and Republicans.

Here are the official results from the Farmington polls:

U.S. Senate

Candidate Total Votes Murphy (D) 1083 Bysiewicz (D) 274 McMahon (R) 1253 Shays (R) 343

Fifth Congressional District

Candidate Total Votes Roraback (R) 316 Wilson-Foley (R) 432 Bernier (R) 484 Greenberg (R) 249 Donovan (D) 335

Esty (D)

693 Roberti (D) 316

As expected, Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy will face off in November for the right to succeed Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate.

With 77% of the precincts reporting at 10 p.m., McMahon was soundly defeating former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays with 76% of the vote. Meanwhile, Murphy cruised by Bysiewicz, the Middletown native and former Secretary of the State, by a comfortable 66% to 34% margin.

In the Fifth Congressional District, Elizabeth Esty emerged on the Democratic side with a convincing 43% to 34% margin (as of 10 p.m.) over the embattled Chris Donovan, once considered the strong frontrunner before a campaign-finance scandal involving several members of his staff, and dark-horse Dan Roberti (23%).

Republicans in the Fifth District went down to the wire, with favorite Andrew Roraback pulling it out with 34% of the vote, followed by Mark Greenberg (28%), Lisa Wilson-Foley (19%) and Justin Bernier (19%) as of 10 p.m.

In the Second Congressional District, East Lyme restaurateur Paul Formica was running away with the Republican primary over Madison’s Daria Novak by about a 2-to-1 ratio, as of 9 p.m. and was declared the winner.

Saul Freedman August 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Why is looney tune Lee Whitnum, who wasn't even up for election yesterday, in your photo montage?
Robert Ryan August 15, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Linda McMahon as job creator and labor negotiator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdhs-OOn-nM&feature=related If anyone thinks she lacks ability, they need to watch this video.
Carol Parker Presutti August 15, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Your headline reads "Roraback succeeds" but the numbers indicate differently. Oops?

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