Montclair, here’s how you voted
Good evening, Baristaville!
We’re live at Egan & Sons. Iceman and Mrs. Martta are here, watching Fox.
Also in the house: Alex Torpey of Veracity Media, Lynne and Walter Oliver of West Orange, Liza and Havis Dawson and Philip and Tracey Alampi of Glen Ridge, Steve Maginnis of Montclair and Mitch Blumenthal of Millburn.
We’ve got TV’s tuned to CNN, MSNBC and Fox, and news just came in that Richard Blumenthal has taken the Senate race in Connecticut. Photo in the jump, Martta and friends at the Fox table.
We’re starting to track the local races on the Essex County Clerk website, while partiers shout out results from all around the country, such as the victory of Democrat Joe Machin in the West Virginia Senate race.
Kristie Cattafi has just reported in from Bloomfield Democratic Headquarters where she says the mood is tense and people are busy sshhing each other. Across the street, she says, Lazar campaign headquarters was strangely dark. (We later learned that Republican were at the Knights of Columbus.) With three of 35 precincts reporting, Mayor McCarthy leads 465 to 356.
Erika Bleiberg is at the Grand Chalet in Wayne where the Stratten campaign and its supporters — many self-identified Tea Partiers — are awaiting results. She says there are about 300 people in the ballroom, with more spilling outside. The mood is festive and optimistic.
9 p.m. CNN has just called Charles Schumer the winner in the NY Senate race and Andrew Cuomo in the gubernatorial race.
9:08 p.m. Update from the County Clerk. With 28 of 35 districts reporting, McCarthy leads 4,429 to 4,065 and Kristie Cattafi says the mood in Democratic headquarters is already celebratory. And Joe DiVincenzo is now at Democratic headquarters in Bloomfield.
And here’s a picture of McCarthy.
9:32 p.m. Democrats are easily holding onto the bigger local races. In the 8th Congressional district, with 85 percent of precincts reporting, Pascrell leads Stratten 63 to 35 percent.
County Executive Joe DiVincenzo is winning handily with 75 percent of the vote and Chris Durkin has 74 percent so far.