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.
Results in Ellington were reflective of the overall results.
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 margin of 66 percent to 34 percent.
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. He now gets to duel with Vernon resident and incumbent House member Joseph Courtney in November.
Here's how Ellington voted:
U.S. Senate, Democrats
Chris Murphy -183
Susan Bysiewicz - 134
U.S. Senate, Republicans
Linda McMahon - 454
Christopher Shays - 111
Representative in Congress, Republicans
Paul M Formica - 342
Daria Novak - 185