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PERKINS WINS!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Time: 9:19 AM

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Duane Perkins and supporters listen as the results from the primary are reported to Democratic Headquarters.
Democratic Town Committee Headquarters 08.12.08

In the end...it wasn't even close.

I was unable to post footage from Duane Perkins primary victory because I ran down to Norwalk to cover the 4th Congressional primary between Jim Himes and his god-awful joke of a challenger who I won't even name on this site.

Here are the unofficial results I received as the numbers came into Democratic Headquarters (numbers are incomplete because I had to leave). Later, I'll grab the official results.
Danbury
Ward 1: Perkins 154 / Tierney 18
Ward 2: Perkins 67 / Tierney 19
Ward 3: Perkins 131 / Tierney 16
Ward 4: Perkins 108 / Tierney 25
Ward 5: Perkins 116 / Tierney 14
Ward 6: Perkins 115 / Tierney 10
Ward 7: Perkins 96 / Tierney 14

New Fairfield
Results: Perkins 65 / Tierney 11

Bethel
Dist 2:
Dist 5:

Sherman
Results:

Absentees:
Perkins 57 / Tierney 16
TOTAL
Perkins: 844
Tierney: 132

After his victory, the Perkins campaign issued the statement:
Duane Perkins, the endorsed Democratic Candidate for State Senate is happy to announce his win in the Democratic primary that took place this past Tuesday, August 12th, 2008. Duane beat his opponent Terry Tierney with 87% of the votes. This is just one of many examples of the success of the Perkins 2008 Campaign.

“I am proud to be the official Democratic nominee for the 24th State Senate district. I believe in universal healthcare, renewable and new clean energy, a better business environment and I care deeply about my constituents. I plan on working hard to get my message across to every town and person in the district. I can not wait to speak with my constituents and get to know them better, especially when talking about what matters most to them. This is going to be an exciting election.”

Duane will continue to get his message out from now until November, his new energy and fresh ideas will help bring the 24th district to a new level of efficiency and overall prosperity in Danbury, Bethel, New Fairfield, and Sherman.

Later, I'll post the video footage from Democratic Headquarters, my exclusive interview with winner Duane Perkins, and my comments on the entire primary, including my analysis on Terry Teirney's campaign.

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