Comeback Kid? After Recount, Republican George Logan Edges Out Challenge to Win State Senate SeatNovember 9, 2018
A Republican win would give the party 13 seats in the state Senate instead of 12, and would be a silver lining to a rough night for the minority party.
If you ever have a doubt your vote counts, look no further than the 17th State Senate District race, which after counts and recounts has the Republican incumbent defeating his Democrat challenger by 165 votes out of 36,691 cast (less than half a percent).
The initial count had Democrat Jorge Cabrera beating State Sen. George Logan (R-Ansonia) by 187 votes, as of Wednesday afternoon. It was a surprising defeat to state Republicans, who consider Logan a rising star in the party.
On Thursday, though, Logan provided his followers with a stunning update: after another vote count, he had edged ahead of Cabrera in the race:
I want to thank everyone for all the support, kind words and prayers. Here are the latest numbers for our Senate race. We are now ahead in the vote count!
As of Friday morning, the secretary of state’s website still has Logan up 165 votes, less than half a percent.
Logan’s win would give Republicans 13 seats instead of 12 in the 36-member state Senate. While Democrats will still have a majority, every seat matters in such a small chamber.
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