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Democrats reclaim 6th Senate District Seat

Democrats reclaimed the 6th Senatorial District seat when Rick Lopes defeated Republican incumbent Gennaro Bizzarro by a 12-point margin.

Bizzarro won a special election over Lopes nearly two years ago after longtime incumbent Terry Gerratana vacated the seat to take a position with the Gov. Ned Lamont administration. The 6th District covers New Britain and portions of Berlin and Farmington.

Lopes received nearly 56% of the votes (20,425) to Bizzarro’s 44% (16,165).

Lopes had served as state representative for the 24th House District since 2012. Bizzarro, an attorney, had been considered one of the more conservative members of the Senate.

In a social media post Bizzarro said, "It has been the honor of my life to have been able to represent the wonderful people of New Britain, Berlin, and Farmington in the State Senate. I thank all of you who encouraged me, donated to me, volunteered for me, prayed for me, and challenged me to do better. I thank my family and friends for their unwavering commitment, and I thank this great Country for being a place where someone like me can accomplish so much just by dreaming big and working hard. I wish Senator-elect Rick Lopes all the best in his new role serving the people of the 6th District. Thank you."


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