The Campaign Spot

Well, Aren’t These Elections Special

In a special election in Virginia, it appears Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn defeated Republican Kerry Bolognese for a seat representing central Fairfax County in the state House of Delegates. The margin is 37 votes, and goes to an automatic recount.

And then in a state legislative race in Connecticut, Republican Laura Hoydick “easily defeated Democrat Janice Andersen Tuesday in a special election . . . In an election between the two former school board members that both Republicans and Democrats predicted would be close, Hoydick won by a surprisingly wide margin of 1,950 to 1,390, or 58-42 percent, and she took all six voting districts.”