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August 15th, 2012

Analysis: Maps Hold Clues To November Election

by Christopher O'Brien

By Susan Bigelow  | CTNewsJunkie

When Andrew Roraback and Elizabeth Esty won their respective primaries Tuesday night, they did so by outperforming their opponents in crucial regions. The maps for both 5th Congressional District primaries make these geographical patterns clear, and might give us a clue as to how the race will develop in the general election.


Regional factors played more into this primary than the Democratic one. Sen. Andrew Roraback did extremely well in his northwest corner state senate district, often running up huge margins against his opponents. However, the farther from home he got…

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August 15th, 2012

Esty Finds Support in Wolcott; Greenberg Wins Town but Loses District

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott residents voted in a crucial primary Tuesday that offered vastly different visions for US Congress. The conservative Republican town favored onservative Mark Greenberg on the Republican side and while newcomer Dan Roberti did well in the 2nd district at Wolcott High School, most Democratic voters favored Elizabeth Esty in the battle for the open 5th District. Wolcott was just one of 41 towns in the vast district that stretches from Meriden and Simsbury to Danbury and Salisbury.

In the US Senate race, Republican McMahon demolished Chris Shays with 91%.

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