Republicans flipped a Connecticut Senate seat in a district where President Biden won by 25 percent.
Ryan Fazio, a Republican member of Greenwich, Connecticut’s Representative Town Meeting, beat Democrat Alexis Gevanter in District 36 by just over three percent with a total of 8,911 votes to 8,459. The previous Senator, Alex Kasser resigned from office due to personal issues relating to an ongoing divorce.
Decision Desk HQ reports, “Kasser, a Democrat, flipped what had long been a solidly Republican seat back in 2018 in a very narrow victory over then-incumbent Scott Frantz. Kasser then held that seat with another narrow victory in 2020. Kasser’s resignation also means that the Democrats in the Connecticut State Senate no longer have a supermajority, something Republicans hope to solidify by taking back this seat.”
Gevanter has never held public office and despite his competition’s lack of experience, Republicans believe Fazio’s win is a positive precursor to the 2022 congressional midterms.