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McGee Wins Revote In General Assembly Primary

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leo canty campaign night party2012 10 02 21 00 16 283 e1349237310871 McGee Wins Revote In General Assembly Primary

Campaign supporters at Leo Canty’s election night gathering in Windsor, after returns were posted showing Canty losing. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

Community organizer Brandon McGee comes out on top in an unusual revote, in a Democratic General Assembly primary in Hartford and Windsor.  A judge called for a new race in the 5th state house district, after there was a tie in the initial vote.

“Every election matters, every vote counts,” McGee said.

Losing candidate — and teacher’s union official — Leo Canty said the outcome of this vote was determined by a conservative education group that spent freely in support of McGee before the second vote.  After the first vote, both candidates had spent almost all of their money.

McGee said he did not know what effect the efforts of the Great New England Public Schools Alliance had on the outcome of the race.

McGee said he had a dedicated corps of volunteers who supported him in both elections.

He will face Republican Paul Panos in the general election.

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