Thursday, November 09, 2006

William Tong elected first APA in CT congress in a squeaker

The Stamford (CT) Times reports that a Chinese American Democrat, William Tong, has won the seat for the state's 147th district and a place as the first Asian American to serve in Connecticut's congress.

Tong's win, over Republican Rep. Don Sherer, was apparently unusually tight -- with both campaigns declaring victory while the ballots were being carefully counted. The blow-by-blow is here.