All signs pointed to a strong night for Democratic candidates in Manchester on Election Day Tuesday.
Based on early, unofficial numbers from polling places, it appears that Manchester Democrats won all four contests in the General Assembly and the local Connecticut State Senate race in town.
Incumbent Steve Cassano appears to have defeated Cheri Ann Pelletier in the state senate race that saw an influx of outside political action committee spending in the final weeks. The senatorial district includes Glastonbury, Bolton and Marlborough.
"I can't be more proud to be a Democrat from Manchester," Cassano said during his victory speech. "They tried to buy Manchester. Thank you for not letting it happen and giving me the opportunity."
In the 9th Assembly District, incumbent Jason Rojas appeared to easily edge Republican challenger Rudy Hrubala by a comfortable margin. The 9th Assembly District now encompasses the towns of Manchester and East Hartford.
In the 11th Assembly District, incumbent Timothy D. Larson defeated Republican challenger Thomas Ogar. The 11th Assembly District includes parts of Manchester, East Hartford and South Windsor.
In the 12th Assembly District, incumbent Geoff Luxenberg achieved a commanding win over Republican challenger Timothy M. Devanney.
The 13th Assembly District race between Democrat Joseph Diminico and Republican Mark Tweedie was still too late to call Tuesday night due to problems with voting machines at a polling place in Glastonbury. The 13th Assembly District includes portions of Manchester and GLastonbury.