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Tolland Dual Primary Results

Tolland supported U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy as the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, Linda McMahon for the Republican Senate candidate, as well as Republican Paul Formica to face off against U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney for the Second Congressional District race.

Tolland's registered Democrats supported Christopher Murphy for the party's U.S. Senate candidate, while Republicans selected Linda McMahon and Paul Formica for the senate and congressional representative races.

Here are the numbers from the Tolland Registrar of Voters Office:

Democratic U.S. Senate:

Christopher Murphy: 330

Susan Bysiewicz: 148

Republican U.S. Senate: 

Linda McMahon: 446

Christopher Shays: 145

Republican Second Congressional District: 

Paul Formica: 386

Daria Novak: 162

A total of 1,070 Tolland residents voted, out of 2,494 registered Democrats and 2,137 registered Republicans, resulting in a turnout of approximately 23 percent.

By party, Tolland Democrats had a 19.17 percent turnout, while Republicans had a 27.7 percent turnout by the end of the night.

There were a total of 34 absentee ballots in Tolland.

Tolland's winners echo the state-wide results. As expected, Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy will face off in November for the right to succeed Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate.

With 77 percent of the precincts reporting at 10 p.m., McMahon was soundly defeating former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays with 76 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Murphy cruised by Bysiewicz, the Middletown native and former Secretary of the State, by a comfortable 66 percent to 34 percent margin.

In the Second Congressional District, East Lyme restaurateur Paul Formica was running away with the Republican primary over Madison’s Daria Novak by about a 2-to-1 ratio, as of 9 p.m. and was declared the winner. 

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