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Recently Recovered Ballots May Save Connecticut Republican

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A Republican state representative in Connecticut who seemingly lost his re-election bid now has a slim 24-vote lead over his Democrat opponent following corrected results.

Craig Fishbein is the incumbent in the 90th House District in Wallingford. He was challenged by Jim Jinks.

The Wallingford town clerk’s office discovered that no votes had been recorded from one of nine polling places.

An official said it is not clear if it was due to a clerical error or a computer problem.

The CT Mirror reports a recount is set for Thursday. State law mandates a recount in such a close election.

The stakes are minimal for the chamber as a whole. If Fishbein wins, House Democrats will still have enough votes for a supermajority.

Bill began his radio journey on Long Island, followed by stops in Schenectady, Bridgeport, Boston and New York City. He’s glad to be back on the air in Fairfield County, where he has lived with his wife and two sons for more than 20 years.