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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Foley Declared Winner In Republican Race for Governor; Malloy Takes Win over Lamont for the Democrat Race

These are the results as of 10:55PM EDT on August 8, 2010 as reported on the WFSB website.

ORIGINALLY POSTED: 7:44 pm EDT August 10, 2010

UPDATED: 10:45 pm EDT August 10, 2010 

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley has been declared the winner in the Republican gubernatorial race.

Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont has conceded to former Stamford mayor Dan Malloy in the Democratic race for governor.

The race for the Democratic spot on the gubernatorial ticket was tight heading into Tuesday's primaries, with a Quinnipiac Poll released Monday showing the race too close to call.

For Malloy, the primary victory was a redemption of sorts for his loss in the 2006 Democratic gubernatorial primary against New Haven Mayor John DeStefano. This time, Malloy said it was easier to differentiate himself from Lamont, a Greenwich businessman best known for challenging Sen. Joe Lieberman in 2006.

Malloy will face the winner of a three-way Republican primary. Lamont spent more than $8.6 million in the losing effort.

Governor - Democrat


Voter turnout at the polls Tuesday was less than expected. In 2006, statewide primary turnout was 43 percent. It was fueled by a contentious Democratic battle between Lamont and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman. In 2008, turnout for the Democratic presidential primary was 53 percent.

Foley beat out Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele and Hartford-area business advocate R. Nelson "Oz" Griebel for the Republican gubernatorial ticket. Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell is not seeking re-election.

Governor - Republican


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