CONNECTICUT: Dems Hold Governorship In Squeaker

The Hartford Courant reports:

Ned Lamont will be the next governor of Connecticut. Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded the race for governor Wednesday morning after late returns from the state’s cities pushed Lamont to victory.

In conceding, Stefanowski said “the margin was big enough” to hand victory to Lamont. Problems with same-day voter registration are not significant enough to change the race. “It’s not enough to change the outcome.”

Unofficial results showed Lamont up nearly 18,000 votes to Stefanowski with 94 percent of the state reporting, according to the Secretary of the State’s office.

Incumbent Dem Gov. Dan Malloy decided to retire in the face of high disapproval ratings.