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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Russo wins Finch's seat

We lost this seat to the Republicans on a lie...capping the property tax is already dead in the water as any mayor and/or first selectman (Democrat or Republican) will tell you.
Republican Rob Russo, riding a potent message in support of Gov. Jodi Rell’s proposal to cap local property taxes at three percent, made the third time the charm as he defeated his Democratic opponent Tom Mulligan to win the state senate seat vacated by Mayor Bill Finch.
Here's the breakdown: Russo 3639: (62%) Mulligan: 2215 (38%)

I'll post video footage of the media wrap-up later as the networks are still working on their reports/interviews but you can kiss that super-majority in the senate goodbye.

With such a low turnout, questions about Finch's actions, which caused the need for the special election, are sure to be raised.