Surprising primary election results in the state’s four big races

Joe Ganim

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The results are in from the primary! News 8 has been keeping an eye on four big races across the state.

There were a lot of upsets Wednesday night. All of it setting the stage for what’s to come in November for the general election. There were a lot of shocking results as many of the incumbents in this race did not get the ticket to move on to the general election.

However, that was not the case in West Haven. Mayor Ed O’Brien won Wednesday night, defeating city council chairman Nick Pascale.

The other races — a much different story.

Related: Joe Ganim defeats Mayor Bill Finch in Bridgeport democratic primary election

In Bridgeport, former mayor Joe Ganim , who served time in prison on corruption charges, made a come back by winning the nomination, beating current Mayor Bill Finch by roughly 450 votes.

In New London, city councilor Michael Passero won the nomination, beating out Mayor Darryl Finizio by a few thousand votes.

And finally in Hartford –perhaps one of the most closely watched races. Attorney Luke Bronin won the nomination with 54% of the vote, claiming victory over Mayor Pedro Segarra.

Related: Connecticut Primary Elections Results

And as a reminder, there were other races last night aside from the races for mayor.

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