State Rep.-elect Aundré Bumgardner of Groton is a socially progressive politician with a strong libertarian streak. An environmentalist who was endorsed by the NRA, he supports legalized abortion, reinstating tolls at the state's borders and an earned income tax credit for the poor.
Now, after ousting a four-term Democratic incumbent Nov. 4 by a scant 39 votes, according to the unofficial results, Bumgardner carries the hopes of the Connecticut GOP on his slender shoulders.
He is 20.
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