Christopher Murphy, Linda McMahon and Paul Formica took the vote in Connecticut's primaries in Mansfield Tuesday.
Approximately 21 percent of all registered Democrats in Mansfield came out to vote; 802 ballots were cast in the Democratic primary.
Nearly 44 percent of all registered Republicans in Mansfield ventured out; 520 voted in the Republican primary.
There are 3,771 registered Democrats and 1,190 registered Republicans in Mansfield, for a total of 4,961 eligible Mansfield voters for today's primaries, according to the
Mansfield's results appear below in the order listed on Tuesday's ballot. Winners appear in bold.
Mansfield Democratic Primary
United States Senator
- Christopher S. Murphy: 640
- Susan Bysiewicz: 162
Mansfield Republican Primary
United States Senator
- Linda E. McMahon: 206
- Christopher Shays: 67
Representative in Congress
- Paul Formica: 140
- Daria Novak: 107
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 percent of the precincts reporting at 10 p.m., McMahon was soundly defeating former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays with 76 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Murphy cruised by Bysiewicz, the Middletown native and former Secretary of the State, by a comfortable 66 percent to 34 percent margin.
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.
In the Fifth Congressional District, Elizabeth Esty emerged on the Democratic side with a convincing 43 percent to 34 percent 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 percent).
Republicans in the Fifth District went down to the wire, with favorite Andrew Roraback pulling it out with 34 percent of the vote, followed by Mark Greenberg (28 percent), Lisa Wilson-Foley (19 percent) and Justin Bernier (19 percent) as of 10 p.m.
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