After the Old Lyme Primary results had been announced in the Cross Lane Firehouse by Moderator Kurt Zemba, one voter muttered, “Blame the Giuliano endorsement.” She was referring to the fact that Vicki Lanier did not even manage to win the 23rd State Representative primary in her hometown of Old Lyme against her Giuliano-endorsed opponent, Devin Carney. Lanier netted 279 votes to Carney’s 294, losing by 15 votes; in fact, the vote was closer in Lyme, where Lanier only lost by nine votes, netting 98 votes to Carney’s 107.
Lanier was gracious in defeat saying, “I offer congratulations to my opponent for a campaign well run. I wish him all the best for November. I look forward to endorsing my opponent.” She added positively, “I ‘m excited to bring my message of experience and smaller government to the voters of the 23rd District.” Asked her reaction to the result, she replied, “They’ve cast their votes,” noting pragmatically, “I expected to win in Old Lyme.”
Carney also won handily by over 500 votes in his hometown of Old Saybrook, predetermining that, despite the absence of the Westbrook vote numbers when this report was filed, he will face Democrat Mary Stone in the November election,.
The full results in Lyme and Old Lyme were as follows:
|Old Lyme Result||Lyme Result|
|Governor: GOP Primary|
|Lt. Governor: GOP Primary|
|Comptroller: GOP Primary|
|State Senate Representative: 20th District Democratic|
|State House Representative:23rd District|