UPDATE 9:52 p.m. Darien’s First Selectman Jayme Stevenson has been asked to introduce primary winner Linda McMahon at her campaign headquarters Tuesday.
Stevenson, a vocal McMahon supporter, spoke with Greenwich Post editor Ken Borsuk on location Tuesday night.
Stevenson said she was honored to be asked to introduce McMahon.
“I am exceedingly happy with the results. This is exactly what I anticipated. Linda is so well-liked state wide,” Stevenson said.
“This is exactly what I knew she would receive, but I am relieved to actually see it on the big board,” she said.
9:06 p.m. — The Associated Press has called the state race for Chris Murphy. Chris Shays has conceded the race to Linda McMahon according to the New Canaan Advertiser.
8:45 p.m. — While official state results are not in, the Associated Press is calling Linda McMahon the winner in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Though McMahon may have won the state, she did not prove victorious in Darien. McMahon garnered 711 Darien Republican votes to Chris Shays’ 966 votes.
On the Democrat side, Chris Murphy beat Susan Bysiewicz 299 to 67 in Darien.
The polls, which have seen a sparse turnout this Tuesday in August, close across the state at 8 p.m. for the Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate primaries. There are also three congressional and 16 State House primaries around the state; but not in New Canaan. And the Fourth Congressional District, which includes most of Fairfield County already has its candidates. Below are the results as gathered from various sources around the state. We’ll also be featuring local results.
Republican U.S. Senate Primary
McMahon 0% (0 votes)
Shays 0% (0 votes)
Democrat U.S. Senate Primary
Murphy 0% (0 votes)
Bysiewicz 0% (0 votes)