HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Democrats are holding on to their control of some top state offices, including treasurer and comptroller.

Democrat Kevin Lembo, the state’s healthcare advocate, defeated former fashion executive Jack Orchulli on Tuesday to

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Denise Nappier

become the state’s next comptroller. Lembo replaces longtime comptroller Nancy Wyman, who ran as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

Meanwhile, the only incumbent constitutional officer, Treasurer Denise Nappier, defeated Republican challenger Jeff Wright.

Votes were still being counted for secretary of the state and attorney general.

Democrats did suffer some losses in the General Assembly. It appeared the party could lose its veto-proof majority in the Senate after longtime Sen. Tom Colapietro, D-Bristol, lost to Republican Jason Welch.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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