Republicans draw event in Senate, pick up seats in House

Excerpt from Connecticut News Junkie.

Democrat Hillary Clinton may have won Connecticut, but Republican candidates made big gains Tuesday in the race for control of the General Assembly. In the Senate, Republicans picked up three of the four seats they needed to take over the majority, drawing even at 18-18 in the chamber.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, a Democrat, presides over the Senate to cast any tie-breaking votes.

Heather Somers of Groton, George Logan of Ansonia, and Len Suzio of Meriden were able to win their elections boosting the Republican membership to 18. The same amount as the Democrats.

“While tonight’s results weren’t what we hoped overall, we will continue to pursue an aggressive agenda to grow jobs, strengthen our economy and help middle class families get ahead,” Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said.

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, said the message sent Tuesday by the voters is that they want more cooperation between the parties. He said the Democrats overplayed their majority.

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