Everyone in the U.S. has their eyes fixed on Connecticut tonight (at least the politically obsessed crowd). While I’m interested in the Senate race there are other important races and that includes the fight between Scott MacLean and Miriam Masullo for the Republican nomination for the First Congressional district.
With 92% of the precincts counted MacLean is ahead 62% to 38% for Masullo. Click on the graphic for more.
Now I don’t actually have any creditability in calling races. The final vote count might find me wrong. But this appears to be a good conclusion to a difficult race. Masullo has waged a vicious campaign where she attacked MacLean’s background as a UCC minister. She appears to think you can only be Christian if you back George W. Bush on every issue. Masullu has relied on anti-UCC web site to help spread her message.
Connecticut Republicans seem to have rejected her negative campaign and chosen a moderate (pro-choice, pro-gun control) nominee to face the incumbent this November: U.S. Congressman John Larson. Larson, a progressive democrat, is considered popular in the district and is seen as the strong favorite.