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2022 Midterm Elections coverage: Lamont and Blumenthal win re-election, 5th District race remain tight

Voters elected their choice for governor, treasurer, and attorney general, along with U.S. Senate among other races.

CONNECTICUT, USA — It's Election Day and the polls are now closed across Connecticut. 

Voters elected their choice for governor, treasurer, and attorney general, along with U.S. Senate among other races.

RELATED: Here's why the 2022 midterm elections are so high-stakes

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1:10 a.m.

It was round two for Gov. Ned Lamont and Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski - and the result was the same.

The gubernatorial race - a rematch of the 2018 race that saw Lamont win his first term in office - is projected to end the same way.

According to the Associated Press, Lamont edged out his challenger for the second time in four years.

Read more here.

Wednesday 12:30 a.m.

Rep. Jim Himes secured another term in office after beating Republican challenger Jayme Stevenson. The Associated Press projected Himes would win the race for U.S. House District 4 just after midnight on Wednesday morning.

This district covers most of Fairfield County and some of New Haven County.

Read more here.

11:40 p.m.

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes and her Republican challenger George Logan are in a tight race for Fifth District, which includes parts of northwestern and central Connecticut.

Hayes, a former National Teacher of the Years, is seeking another term while Logan is hoping to unseat her and become the first Republican in the Connecticut delegation in more than a decade.

This district is the most competitive historically. The 5th Congressional District has seen both Democrat and Republican representatives in the past. All eyes are on this race because the balance of power in Congress can change if Logan wins the election.

The last Republican congressperson was Chris Shays, who lost to Jim Himes in the 2008 election.

Read more here.

11: 35 p.m.

It was round two for Gov. Ned Lamont and Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski - and the result is not yet known.

The gubernatorial race - a rematch to the 2018 governor's race that saw Lamont win - remained too close to call as of 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. However, early returns showed Lamont with an edge late Tuesday night.

Stefanowski briefly spoke to supporters at the Marriot Hotel in Trumbull, however, he neither conceded nor declared victory.

Meanwhile, Lamont seemingly celebrated victory however he would wait until the official numbers to declare he won a second term.

Read more here.

11:00 p.m.

GOP challenger for U.S. Senate, Leora Levy, conceded to Sen. Richard Blumenthal nearly 3 hours after the Associated Press projected the incumbent had secured a third term in office.

"This campaign has come to an end... I called Sen Blumenthal to congratulate him on his victory," Levy said to her supporters on Tuesday night.

Read more here.

10:55 p.m.

Attorney General William Tong appeared to declare victory in his campaign to retain his position for another term.

In a speech Tuesday night from Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford, Tong thanked his supporters and his challengers for running a good campaign.

He touched upon his achievements from his first term in office, including a historic lawsuit settlement in the opioid crisis.

"When I stepped into that courtroom, Connecticut was confident, [affirmative] and strong," he said.

The results for the attorney general race have not been confirmed.

Tong, who has held the position since 2019, faced challenges from Republican Jessica Kordas, Independent A.P. Pascarella and Green Party candidate Ken Krayeske.

Read more here.

10:15 p.m.

A lawsuit was filed in New Britain Monday to throw out the constitutional amendment question on Connecticut's election day ballot.

Noemi Soto, a resident of New Britain, filed suit in Superior Court seeking declaratory relief claiming she has been harmed by rulings made by elections officials in connection with the referendum.

9:45 p.m.

Here are some live results from the national Midterm election races:

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Florida elects 25-year-old Maxwell Frost, 1st member of Gen Z in Congress

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to become Arkansas's 1st woman governor

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LIVE RESULTS: Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Election

9:30 p.m.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday beat Trump-backed Republican challenger Leora Levy to secure a third term in the U.S. Senate.

"And in case anybody had any doubt, I am fired up, I'm ready to fight, and we begin now to keep going, working and fighting for the people of Connecticut," Blumenthal said.

Read more here.

7:45 p.m.

Just minutes before the polls close in Connecticut, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski shared what he saw while voters cast their ballots.

Earlier in the day, Gov. Ned Lamont told FOX61 that "your vote matters. It's a really big difference between the different campaigns."

7:29 p.m.

Chris Prue, the president of the Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut (ROVAC) released a statement to FOX61 regarding voting security.

“Ballots in every Connecticut polling location remain secure at all times. And in the event a tabulator is malfunctioning, there are strict procedures in place that ensure every ballot is counted and results are reported accurately and in accordance with Connecticut election law.”

7:04 p.m.

FOX61 has team coverage all around Connecticut as voters continue to cast their ballots.

The polls close at 8 p.m. If you are in line, you can still vote. See live results here.

4:46 p.m.

FOX61 reporters have been traveling the state to visit polling places and talk to voters on Election Day.

3:01 p.m.

FOX61's Jim Altman caught up with GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski, who was in Manchester to chat with voters and show support for other candidates running for various office positions.

"Get out and vote people, perfect day to get out here," Stefanowski said.

"The best part of this is the people. And there's a lot of people struggling right now," he said. Part of his plan to help Connecticut residents is to give some of the state's budget surplus to them, "about $2,000 per family."

"I think we need a change," Stefanowski added. "I don't think Connecticut's better off than it was four years ago. We can make it better off over the next four years."

Watch the full interview below:

12:13 p.m.

Supports for GOP Senate candidate Leora Levy wave flags and cheer her on as she arrives in Greenwich to cast her ballot.

11:15 a.m.

Students with the Youth & Family Services "Roots" Program were spotted at a polling place in Madison today. They are handing out compliments to voters to make "Election 2022 a little less polarizing."

9:45 a.m. - Sen. Richard Blumenthal cast his vote in Greenwich just before 10 a.m. Blumenthal and his Republican challenger Leora Levy are going head to head for the U.S. Senate seat, currently held by Blumenthal.

8:15 a.m. -  Voters reported issues with the voting machine in Plymouth early Tuesday morning. Town Hall said that the issue was a part of the machine that needed fixing. It was resolved around 6:30 a.m., town officials said.

The Connecticut Secretary of the State's office reminds anyone who is having difficulties at the ballot box today to contact them. 

7:45 a.m. - University of Hartford political professor Bilal Sekou discusses with FOX61's Angelo Bavaro what's at state in the 2022 election and what may be on Connecticut voters' minds when they head to the polls. 

7 a.m. - Republican Bob Stefanowski, vying to become Connecticut's next governor, casts his vote in Madison. 

It's round two for incumbent Gov. Ned Lamont and Stefanowski. The two previously squared off in the 2018 governor's race.

While the 2018 campaigns were grueling at times, by the end, Lamont said he knew that Stefanowski was working his heart out to change the state. Stefanowski said that all candidates wanted to do the right thing for the state.

The 2022 race has renewed the competition as politics in the four years since has, at times, become more contentious nationally.

6:30 a.m. - Democratic incumbent Rep. Jahana Hayes casts her vote in Wolcott. 

Hayes is going head-to-head with Republican George Lopez for the District 5 representative seat. Hayes was first elected to the seat in 2018, becoming the first Black woman to serve in the position for Connecticut.

6:15 a.m. - Republican George Logan, up against incumbent Democrat Rep. Jahana Hayes, casts his vote in Meriden. Hayes is expected to vote in Wolcott in the 6 a.m. hour as well.

The two are going head to head for Hayes' District 5 seat in the House of Representatives. 

6 a.m. - Polls are officially open across the state. The polls in Connecticut are open until 8 p.m.

Any elector standing in line at the polls at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to cast a vote. If registered, head to the registration lookup page to double-check where your polling location is.  


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