U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons conceded the election in the 2nd District to Joe Courtney Wednesday at 4 pm joined by his staff, volunteers and supporters at his Mystic campaign headquarters, one week after the election. In a district-wide recount, Courtney won by a mere 90 votes. At right, joining Simmons are, left to right: Patricia Copp of Mystic, (red vest) a long-time Simmons supporter and Lucia Wiley, 11, of Ledyard.
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