5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes will be returning to Washington, D.C. David Sullivan conceded the race this morning saying he was immensely grateful to the many people who supported his campaign, adding that he was proud to be an advocate for Republican principles. While he was disappointed in the outcome, Sullivan says he respects the results and congratulated Hayes. 4th District Congressman Jim Himes declared victory about 45 minutes after the polls closed. He thanked supporters at a post-election event and pledging to help “restitch our civic life,” referring to the acrimony in American politics. Himes faced a challenge from Republican Jonathan Riddle.