Paul R Doyle

Likely 18-18 Tie In State Senate As Republicans Make Gains

Likely 18-18 Tie In State Senate As Republicans Make Gains

With much of the political attention focused on the high-profile presidential race, Democrats and Republicans were headed to a rare 18-18 tie late Tuesday night in the state Senate in races that could have a major impact on taxes and spending in Connecticut.

Democrats held a 21-15 majority in the chamber, but Republicans believed they had an 18-18 tie with victories for Heather Bond Somers of Groton, newcomer George Logan of Ansonia, and former Sen. Len Suzio of Meriden. Republicans linked Democrats to the tax increases of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose approval rating was only 24 percent in the most recent Quinnipiac Poll.

Based on unofficial results, both Democrats and...

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