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Bridgeport votes counted; Malloy the next governor

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By Brittany Lyte BRIDGEPORT — Bringing to a close a tumultuous governor’s race, weary elections officials have finished their overnight count of the long-awaited Bridgeport vote. Their unofficial tally vaults Democrat Dan Malloy  to victory over Republican Tom Foley. Malloy received 16,932 votes while Foley got 3,874. Some 1,259 absentee ballots remain to be counted. […] [Read More]
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How much stomach does Foley have for a drawn-out fight?

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 By Ken Dixon As Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz waits for Bridgeport to file its vote tallies, it seems unlikely Republican Tom Foley would mount an all-out legal challenge unless final tallies are close and within the 2,000-vote threshold to prompt a recount. At Foley’s 556,787 votes to 548,378 for Malloy, without Bridgeport’s totals as of late […] [Read More]
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Foley’s running mate to hold Hartford press conference

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GOP lieutenant governor candidate and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton just announced that he will be holding a press conference in Hartford at 5:30 p.m. The statement said Boughton, Republican Tom Foley’s running mate, will “speak with the media regarding the status of the vote count,” according to a press release from Foley’s campaign. Boughton had […] [Read More]
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McMahon thanks supporters in e-mail

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, who lost the race to Democrat Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday, just issued the following e-mail thanking her supporters: It has been my honor and pleasure to have had the opportunity to run for the United States Senate here in Connecticut. I couldn’t have done it without you. Your faith […] [Read More]
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Republicans Tom Foley, Mark Boughton meeting in Hartford

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and his running mate, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, are meeting at about 3 p.m. in an office building in Hartford to discuss the ongoing situation “as it relates to the counting” of ballots, Boughton said moments before stepping into the gathering. Boughton said he’s concerned with the fluctuations in the […] [Read More]
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Rob Simmons actually voted for Linda

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Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who lost the GOP’s nomination and primary for U.S. Senate to wealthy wrestling executive Linda McMahon, was never able to fully get behind her candidacy. During the campaign he declined to state whether he would vote for her. Simmons told reporters after primary votes were counted August 10 he would […] [Read More]
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Growing grumbles about how Bysiewicz handling gov race vote

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An e-mail sent by Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s office to registrars across the state at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, hours after her initial declaration that Democrat Dan Malloy had won the governor’s race, suggests her office was still scrambling to amass final, albeit unofficial, numbers. The e-mail, obtained by reporter Neil Vigdor of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, […] [Read More]
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Malloy camp responds to AP withdrawing its call

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“We are aware what the AP is reporting, and we’re confident they’re wrong,” Dan Malloy’s campaign manager Dan Kelly said in a statement shortly before 11 p.m. “Their numbers for New Haven are wrong, and they’re leaving out a significant number of votes in Bridgeport. We remain confident that we are ahead by more than […] [Read More]
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