State Senate control at stake in CT special elections

Two special elections were held Tuesday to decide which party would control the state Senate.

In Litchfield County's 32nd state Senate District, the candidates were Republican state Rep. Eric Berthel and Democrat Greg Cava. Both of their campaign managers told News 12 Connecticut Tuesday night that Berthel unofficially won the election.

In Litchfield County's 32nd state Senate District, the candidates were Republican state Rep. Eric Berthel and Democrat Greg Cava. Both of their campaign managers told News 12 Connecticut Tuesday night that Berthel unofficially won the election. (2/28/17)

LITCHFIELD - Two special elections were held Tuesday to decide which party would control the state Senate.

In Litchfield County's 32nd state Senate District, the candidates were Republican state Rep. Eric Berthel and Democrat Greg Cava. Both of their campaign managers told News 12 Connecticut Tuesday night that Berthel unofficially won the election.

Cava told News 12 that the campaign has been an "uphill battle" in a conservative district.

There was also a special election in the 2nd District that covers Hartford, Bloomfield and Windsor.

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