Donovan campaign bustling

BURLINGTON — A conference room filled with T.J. Donovan supporters at the Hilton Burlington is buzzing with chatter as precinct results for the Democratic attorney general race are rolling out.

With 23 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent Bill Sorrell had 51 percent of the vote, and Donovan had 49 percent, according to unofficial figures. The crowd applauded after previously giving a “boo” in unison because another tally showed Sorrell with a wider margin.

Former Gov. Phil Hoff is here, and the crowd hovered around a standing up flatscreen with TV news updates scrolling on the screen.

Donovan is walking into the room now.