Statewide totals for President and U.S. Senate here.
From the Hartford Courant:
After Connecticut’s most expensive and bitterest political campaign, voters on Tuesday chose Democrat Chris Murphy as the state’s newest U.S. Senator, once again rejecting multimillionaire former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican nominee.
McMahon sunk nearly $44 million of her vast fortune in her quest to win the open seat–on top of the $50 million she spent on her unsuccessful 2010 Senate bid–but all that money was unable overcome the structural disadvantage faced by Republican candidates in deep blue Connecticut.
The race will go down as the costliest campaign in the state’s history. In addition to McMahon’s hefty investment, Murphy raised about $10 million and outside groups flooded the state with an addition $10 million. Much of that money was spent by labor unions, abortion-rights advocates and national Democratic groups who backed Murphy, but McMahon also benefited from ads bankrolled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other conservative groups.