Barack Obama won Connecticut’s seven electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.
In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times.
Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Connecticut. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
Here are some quick links to other races affecting towns in Connecticut and in southwestern Connecticut in particular (go to your local Patch for your own races):
- U.S. Senate Race: McMahon vs. Murphy [UPDATE]
- Fifth Congressional District: Esty or Roraback? [Updated]
- 4th Congressional: Himes vs. Obsitnik [UPDATED]