Democratic Congressman Jim Himes, riding a huge Bridgeport plurality and running competitive in several GOP strongholds, has won reelection to a second term. Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport certainly helped Himes. Debicella statement:
“Tonight, the voters of Fairfield County have spoken. While the outcome was not what we hoped for, I’m proud of the campaign we ran.
“Over fifteen months ago, we embarked on a journey to take our country in the right direction again. We ran a campaign of ideas, talking about improving the economy, helping small businesses, making permanent the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, as well as forcing politicians to cut spending and live within a budget. My hope is that these values of free enterprise, small government, and individual liberty will prevail in Washington.
“I congratulate Congressman Jim Himes on his re-election tonight. We’ve enjoyed a spirited debate on the issues, and I wish him nothing but the best as he returns to Washington. The stakes for our country are too high not to hope for success in the next two years.”