As you probably know, Sen. Robert Kane, R-Watertown, resigned his seat on the first day of the current legislative session in order to take on the job of Republican State Auditor.
His resignation, along with that of Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield, who hopes to be appointed a judge, left two open seats in an evenly divided state Senate. The thinking among the parties was that both Kane and Coleman are in districts that heavily favor their parties, so they are counting on the special election tomorrow to maintain the current equal balance in the Senate.
Given the day and age we live in, there is no such thing as a sure thing anymore, as the Norwalk Hour points out in this story. You will note that the largest block of voters -- 44 percent -- in Kane's 32nd District are unaffiliated. So while no Democrat has been elected in the district since 1891, there is still no way to know what will happen tomorrow.
The 32nd District includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, and Woodbury. So if you live in one of those communities and are registered to vote, please don't forget to go to the polls on Tuesday.
Needless to say, it should be an interesting day.