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Republicans Reclaim Connecticut State Senate Seat Vacated Over Contentious Divorce

The Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford
The Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford

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.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.
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