Herbst: "It's going to be a long night"

Wednesday, 9 a.m. — The state treasurer race is still too close to call this morning. The Hartford Courant is reporting Herbst has a slight lead with 50.9% of the vote; Nappier has 49.1%.

12:45 a.m. — About 20 Tim Herbst supporters continued to wait it out at the Trumbull Marriott early Wednesday morning, as results for the state treasurer race were still coming in.

Shortly before midnight, Herbst's campaign manager JR Romano said that with 47% of results in Herbst had 254,651 votes while Denise Nappier had 230,282 votes.

"We are getting closer," Romano said.  "Thank you for sticking around."

10:45 p.m. — First Selectman Tim Herbst addressed supporters Tuesday evening, as results were still coming in from his statewide race for state treasurer.

"I am very optimistic, I'm upstairs receiving the numbers," Herbst said.  "We are looking good. We are winning towns that are traditionally Democratic towns, winning in Metro Hartford. It's going be a long night."

Around 10:50 tonight, Reuters is showing Herbst with 50.4% of the vote, compared to Denise Nappier's 49.6%.

Herbst spoke briefly and had his father, retired athletic director Michael Herbst with him.

"It's always good to have a coach with you in a close game," he said.

Herbst also congratulated Trumbull Republicans on a good showing at the polls.