Republicans Reclaim Connecticut State Senate Seat Vacated Over Contentious Divorce
A state Senate seat in Connecticut has flipped back to Republicans — who had held it for nearly a century until a Democrat won last year.
Democrat Alex Kasser won the seat in Greenwich last November — the first Democrat to do so since 1930.
But only about six months after taking office, she resigned amid a high-profile and contentious divorce. That opened the seat back up for a special election — which Republican Ryan Fazio won this week.
He will serve out the rest of Kasser’s term through the end of 2022. Democrats still hold a 10-seat advantage in the Connecticut state senate.