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Ellington Tags McMahon, Murphy in Senate Primary

Formica wins the right to face Courtney.

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

Robert Ryan August 15, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Linda McMahon as job creator and labor negotiator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdhs-OOn-nM&feature=related If anyone thinks she lacks ability, they need to watch this video.

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