Wednesday, November 15, 2006

And it comes to an end...

Ran into some computer problems while out in Canterbury last night for the recount, and couldn't update last night's activities. But as I am sure you all know by now, the recount is over and Congressman-elect Joe Courtney of Vernon has won the election.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz has called an 11 a.m. press conference to announce the official vote results. I have it as a 94-vote win. Some of my journalistic colleagues have it ranging from "around 90" to 92 or 93. (It will be interesting to see just for the fun of it who came closest.)

U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, has called a 4 p.m. press conference at his campaign headquarters in Mystic, at which it is expected he will officially concede the race. I'm hearing that there will be no legal challenge like there was in 1994.

So that finally comes to an end later today.