And the Winner Is…
(You can follow results of the race here at WTNH)
8:28 pm — With 4% of precincts reporting, it’s 60/40 Lamont. Chris Bowers is standing in front of the TV cheering. Should give you some idea of the sentiment in the room.
8:42 pm — 7% of precincts reporting. It’s 56% Lamont/44% Lieberman. Tom Schaller reports that Lieberman lost his home precinct in New Haven.
8:48 pm — TRex and Tom Tomorrow bonding over the Penguin. Atrios drinking wine, Bowers with beer. CT Blogger festooned with Kiss buttons. All the reporters want to talk to CTBob.
9:14 pm — 25% reporting — 55% Ned and 45% Joe.
9:42 pm — 80% reporting — 53% Ned and 47 % Joe. And a bit of an odd news item: CTLocalPolitics blog reports that there was a moment of joy at Lieberman HQ when the wrong numbers were flashed up with the wrong names. Ooops.
10:48 pm — Unofficial word from Jane — the race has gone to Lamont. Lots of questions as to what Lieberman is going to do next. No call from him as yet. I asked Jane whether the speculation was that he would concede the Democratic primary and then say "see you in the General Election" or what — and there is no solid concensus on that as yet from anyone, bloggers and reporters alike. Will update this when we can. — CHS