Even on Election Night, Sandy Casts a Long Shadow

The mood is relaxed and optimistic at Just Jakes in Montclair, where  Essex County’s Brendan Gill and other local Democratic politicos are watching tonight’s returns. The TV is tuned to MSNBC, and about 50 people are drinking Coors and soda, and dining on chicken wings. ”Even though we aren’t hitting the 2008 numbers, we’re very happy with turnout,” said Gill. "Especially considering that half of the town is still without power, including me, and many people are focused on taking care of family first."


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