Sen. Richard Blumenthal, 5 Reps. Win Reelection in Connecticut

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and all five incumbent Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives are projected to win reelection Tuesday.

Republican Dan Carter challenged Blumenthal for his Senate seat. When he last ran six years ago, Blumenthal faced former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon, who put tens of millions of dollars into the race.

This year, Carter, a state representative from Bethel, has been busy on the campaign trail, but he has not had the money to spend to run many TV ads — as of Sept. 30, he had just over $35,000 on hand.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, representing the 3rd District as the longest-serving member in the group, is seeking a 14th term in Washington. She is running against Republican challenger Angel Cedeno.

In the 1st District, Rep. John Larson takes on Republican Matthew Corey and Green Party candidate S. Michael DeRosa.

Rep. Joe Courtney is vying for another term against Republican Daria Novak, Green Party candidate Jonathan Pelto and independent Daniel Reale.

Connecticut's 4th district sees Rep. Jim Himes looking to keep his seat against Republican John Shaban and in the 5th District, Rep. Elizabeth Esty takes on Republican Clay Cope.

The Associated Press called the first four districts in favor of the incumbents earlier in the evening, and Cope conceded to Esty just before 11 p.m.

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