This makes Joe Courtney (CT-02) officially the next Democratic Congressman from Connecticut.
At a late afternoon press conference today in Mystic, Simmons said he doesn't intend to challenge the election results which had him losing to Courtney by 91 votes.
"Any effort to do so would only be self defeating and destructive to the people we serve," Simmons said.
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz made the tally official Wednesday. The deadline to file any legal challenges is Nov. 21.
Courtney's win is a bonus for national Democrats, who already had all of the seats they needed to reclaim the House.