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News DateSunday, November 11, 2007 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWINDHAM - As she knocked on doors throughout town over the past few months, Jean de Smet had an inkling she was going to make history on Election Day.

De Smet, a Green Party candidate for first selectman, was met, she says, by unexpected warmness at the homes of many strangers.

"`Come on in!'" she said the residents greeted her as she walked up to their houses.

"I had very good indications that I was going to get elected this time, but you never know what can happen," she said Wednesday, the day after she became the first Green Party candidate to win the top spot in any municipality in the state.

The path of a third-party candidate is usually a quixotic pursuit, one with few successes. But de Smet and several alternative candidates in Simsbury and New Milford were victorious Tuesday.
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