Connecticut General Assembly

Special Elections Could Decide Control Of State Senate

Special Elections Could Decide Control Of State Senate

Control of the Connecticut Senate could be determined by the outcome of two special elections being held today.

Turnout was reportedly light in the two districts where voters are choosing a new senator: the Democratically-dominated 2nd District, which includes parts of Hartford, Bloomfield and Windsor, and the 32nd District, a Republican stronghold that includes several towns surrounding Waterbury. Both seats are open due to vacancies.

The 32nd District, which pits Republican state Rep. Eric Berthel against Democrat Greg Cava, has drawn an influx of outside money. A Los Angeles-based Super PAC devoted to removing money from politics has invested more than $50,000 in the...