November 7, 2017/Press Releases

CT Dems’ statement on tonight’s election results

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

Tonight was a huge victory for the Connecticut Democratic Party, but, more importantly, for those who believe that we can make a difference by stepping up and volunteering and fighting for progress.

“In every region of the state, Democrats came out and proved yet again that the grassroots energy is the key to winning elections. Our party understands that change thats starts locally can spread across the state and have far reaching impact. We showed this by a groundswell of victories that included flipping Mayor’s seats, taking back control of councils, and cutting supermajorities in major cities. With uncertainty on the national level and a Connecticut Republican Party that remains silent in the face of the damaging and divisive rhetoric of Donald Trump and national Republicans, Connecticut voters understood that they had the chance to make a difference in their communities and did so by electing Democrats.

“Make no mistake. These elections send a message, particularly to those Republicans looking to higher office who suffered major repudiations tonight in their own communities. We will capitalize on this momentum to mount a strong effort in 2018 and beyond.”