Attorney General Richard Blumenthal just said he wants to thank everyone who backed Mayor Art Ward.
"Tonigth is really a triumph of democracy," he said, adding that "voters who want to make a difference really can."
He said Ward is a fellow U.S. Marine. "Semper Fi," the attorney general said.
"I couldn't be prouder to be anywhere tonight than right here with Art Ward and his beautiful family," Blumental said.
"Politics is now over and Bristol comes first," state Comptroller Nancy Wyman said. She said that she has never met a man who cares so much about childen, seniors, working people and veterans as Ward.
His love for the city and his family surpasses nearly everyone she's ever met, Wyman said.
"Do you solemnly swear"... Wyman said.
"I do," the mayor said, to much laughter.
Then they did it right, with Wyman and Blumental reading in tandem the words for the mayor to repeat.
Ward's getting a standing ovation.
Mayra Sampson, a long-time Ward backer, looked stunning. She told me to say that.
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