Election Day 2012 was a nice day to be an incumbent in this region, as voters set each back to his or her job representing the towns in either the nation's capital or Hartford.
The only exception was Democrat Christopher Murphy, who defeated Republican Linda McMahon for the chance to be the state's junior U.S. Senator; neither candidate had held the seat prior to Tuesday.
Longtime incumbent Congressman John B. Larson was re-elected to represent state's First Congressional District in D.C., defeating West Hartford resident and businessman John Henry Decker.
3rd State Senate District
Democrat Gary LeBeau soundly defeated Republican challenger Hector Reveron Tuesday to return to his seat in Hartford.
7th State Senate District
In a battle familiar to both, Republican incumbent John A. Kissel faced Democratic challenger Karen Jarmoc in the contest to see who would represent the region in the Senate Chambers in Hartford.
Jarmoc served as state representative for the 59th District from 2007-2010. She stepped down from that seat to challenge Kissel in 2010, but fell short by just under a thousand votes. She suffered a similar fate on Tuesday, falling short by roughly 500 votes.
57th State Assembly District
In a race that pitted two men with close ties to East Windsor against each other, incumbent state Rep. Christopher Davis, a Republican, appears to have emerged victorious in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Davis garnered nearly 600 more votes than Democratic challenger Jason E. Bowsza to maintain the opportunity to represent the residents of East Windsor and Ellington in Hartford.
59th State Assembly District
The race to represent East Windsor and Enfield was similar to that of the 57th, with the incumbent being returned to Hartford, although by a slightly larger margin.
Incumbent Democrat David William Kiner defeated Republican challenger and Enfield business owner Joe Bosco by about 2,000 votes.
60th State Assembly District
In the final race in this region, incumbent Democrat Peggy Sayers defeated Republican challenger Michael Russo by about 1,600 votes in the district, which includes Windsor Locks and Windsor.