Democrats Strengthen Power in General Assembly

They were powerful before, now they're nearly invincible.

Connecticut Democrats say they're pretty sure they now have enough General Assembly seats to override any vetoes by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

Before Tuesday's election, they held a veto-proof 107-44 majority in the House.  All they needed was one more vote to have a two-thirds majority in the Senate, where they outnumber Republicans 23-13.

Now, leaders on both sides say it looks like the Democrats won enough seats to capture that veto-proof Senate majority.

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