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From polling places to results and reactions for all local and state races, we've got you covered on Election Day.

Update at 11:31 p.m.:

119th District Republican candidate Pam Staneski has issued the following concession statement:

Well, no loss is easy to accept. But James and I ran a good-fought campaign. The people have spoken, and I know James has the best interests of the people of Milford and Orange. This isn't going to stop me from advocating for the things I'm passionate about. I look forward to working with our new state representative in the 119th to make things better for Milford and Orange. 

Update at 9:28 p.m.:

Gayle Slossberg, James Maroney, Kim Rose, Paul Davis and Chris Murphy have all won, making it a clean sweep for Democrats in Milford.

Update at 8:57 p.m.:

Slossberg is up 9,928 votes in Milford and West Haven, so far. She's gotten 20,494 votes to DeGrego's 10,566 

Update at 8:52 p.m.:

Waiting on Harborside (118) and High Plains (119). Kim Rose currently has 64.2% of the vote to Michael Casey's 35.8% of the vote. Maroney is leading with 52.1% to Staneski's 47.9%.

Update at 8:01 p.m.:

As of 6:30-7:00 p.m., The Milford Registrar of Voters is reporting 66% voter turnout.

Update at 5:20 p.m.:

A Word From the 118th District Rep. Candidates:

Today, Milford Patch caught up with some of the candidates. The Republican 118th District Representative Candidate Michael Casey said, "It seems like a really good turnout" and noted that he will be at Crush Sports Cafe tonight.

Casey's opponent, Democratic incumbent Kim Rose was shaking hands with constituents at polling places. "I get no sleep the night before," Rose said. Describing her Election Day ritual, Rose laughed and said that she "drinks a lot of coffee."

Update at 4:41 p.m.:

Foran High School Polls

 William "Skip" Ziebell, Moderator at the Foran High School Polls, said it's been a "great turnout. Really heavy."

Petition Against Citizens United

Gary Witte, the Pastor at Woodmont United Church of Christ, was outside collecting over 60 signatures for a petition against the recent Supreme Court Decision about Citizens United. He explained that the petition was to "ask for a constitutional amendment" and "support Democracy."

 

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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Milford residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 3rd Congressional District, state representatives for the 117th, 118th and 119th districts, and a state Senator in the 14th District.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Milford voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied tonight.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

Third Congressional District

The challenger, Wayne Winsley (R), is hoping to unseat incumbent Rosa L. DeLauro (D) (Click on "Third Congressional District" for updates, results and reactions.)

117th District

Paul Davis, a Democrat, is running unopposed to reclaim his seat.

118th District

The challenger, Republican Michael Casey, is hoping to unseat incumbent Kim Rose, a Democrat.

119th District

The race has Democrat James Maroney and Republican Pam Staneski facing off for the seat previously held by Richard Roy, who is not running for re-election.

14th Senate District

Gayle Slossberg, a Democrat, is running against Mike DeGrego, a Republican.

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Milford Polling Places

Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

Check out where to vote tomorrow in our guide to polling places in Milford.

How Milford Voted in 2008 (81.36% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; WI=Write In)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 14,873 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 11,772 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez — 347 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 2 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 3rd DISTRICT

  • Rosa L. DeLauro (D) — 16,249 votes
  • Bo Itshaky (R) — 6,011 votes
  • Ralph A. Ferrucci (G) — 617 votes
  • Rosa L. DeLauro (WF) — 2,477 votes

14th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Vincent Marino (R) — 9,098 votes
  • Gayle Slossberg (D) — 16,429 votes

117th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Paul Davis (D) — 2,088 votes
  • Stephanie A. Williams (R) — 1,830 votes

118th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Nanci A. Seltzer (R) — 3,665 votes
  • Barbara L. Lambert (D) — 5,472 votes
  • Rocco J. Frank, Jr. (I) — 969 votes

119th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Kevin G. Liddy (R) — 3,995 votes
  • Richard F. Roy (D) — 6,964 votes

 

How Milford Voted in 2010 (56.89% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)

U.S. SENATE

  • Linda E. McMahon (R) — 8,426 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 10,123 votes
  • Dr. John Mertens (CL) — 114 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 529 votes
  • Warren B Mosler (I) — 206 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 3rd DISTRICT

  • Jerry Labriola, Jr. (R) — 7,565 votes
  • Rosa L. DeLauro (D) — 10,729 votes
  • Rosa L. DeLauro (WF) — 611 votes
  • Charles A. Pillsbury (G) — 195 votes

STATE SENATE, 14th DISTRICT

  • Vincent Marino (R) — 8,040 votes
  • Gayle Slossberg (D) — 10,670 votes
  • Gayle Slossberg (I) — 452 votes

117th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Paul Davis (D) — 1,351 votes
  • Peggy Rogers (R) — 4,213 votes

118th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Gregory M Smith (R) — 3,507 votes
  • Kim Rose (D) — 3,539 votes
  • Kim Rose (WF) — 201 votes
  • Rocco J. Frank Jr. (I) — 213 votes

119 ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Daniel German (R) — 3,866 votes
  • Richard Roy (R) — 4,548 votes
Katherine November 06, 2012 at 03:22 PM
ALERT! MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
Ken Fellenbaum November 07, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Milford had a 75% voter turnout. The ROV processed approximately 1600 absentee ballots and 400 presidentials. Kudos to everyone who worked in the City Clerk's and Registrar of Voters office---and all the folks who manned the polls. And let's not forget the candidates--without them there couldn't be an election!
M Myers November 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Pam Staneski was certainly the best candidate in my opinion. She very graciously conceded that the people have spoken. Keep in mind, Pam, that although you didn't win this time, you have many supporters who were behind you and feel the loss as well.
Karen Egan November 07, 2012 at 10:20 PM
It is very difficult being a republican in this community. Now I look at everyone with distaste wondering if they are part of the downfall of our country. It makes me sad to be in such a one sided arena.
Rich Smith November 08, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Karen - one of two things is correct, either a majority of Americans want to bring about the downfall of our country OR you're misinformed about policy, economics and history. You tell me which is more likely the case.

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