Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
125 For 169
That's the number of towns Ned Lamont won yesterday, according to a map featured in this pdf report from Strategic Telemetry. (Update: Map above edited to show town names.)
Although Ned Lamont’s 52% to 48% win in last night’s Connecticut U.S. Senate primary was closer than some recent polls had suggested, his victory was widespread. Lamont carried seven of Connecticut’s eight counties, and 125 of the 169 municipalities. Lamont carried both of Connecticut’s media markets, doing slightly better in the New York market, where he got 52.5% of the vote, than he did in the Hartford / New Haven market, where he got 51.6%.
(Hat tip to Hotline on Call, which misreads the dark green along the NY border as an indication that those voters paid attention to the NY Times endorsement. In reality, they went strong for Ned because they include rural areas and small towns ignored by Joe Lieberman for years as well as Ned's homebase of Greenwich.)