U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons conceded the election in the 2nd District to Joe Courtney Wednesday at 4 pm joined by his staff, volunteers and supporters at his Mystic campaign headquarters, one week after the election. In a district-wide recount, Courtney won by a mere 90 votes. In photo, Simmons displays one of his trademark patriotic ties along with his license plate in an upbeat moment following his concession. At right is Lucia Wiley, 11, of Ledyard, who campaigned for Simmons.
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