Courtney defeats Rep. Simmons

Democrat Joe Courtney yesterday was declared the winner in his tight race against Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.)

Following a recount, Courtney was deemed the winner by 91 votes, according to wire reports.
 
Courtney was up by 167 votes before the recount. Simmons yesterday conceded the race.

Courtney lost to Simmons in 2002.