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Working Families takes credit for Malloy win

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The Working Families is taking credit for the still-disputed Malloy win in the governor’s race. The party sent a press release today lauding their get-out-the-vote campaign and its impact on the election. Here’s the verbatim release: Working Families Voters Critical in Close Governor’s Race Minor Party Votes Push Malloy over the Top HARTFORD –  Today, […] [Read More]
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Boughton calls for a recanvass in gov race

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Tom Foley’s running mate on the GOP ticket for governor and lieutenant governor, said in an interview Friday morning that the city of Bridgeport was reporting conflicting vote tallies from Tuesday’s election. He called into question the results that were announced at a morning news conference by Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, […] [Read More]
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Foley for Mayor?

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Maybe Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley was a little lacking in sleep this morning when he spoke with reporters in downtown Hartford. Not the last word of this transcript of his initial remarks. “If the Bridgeport results turn out to be what is reported to the office of the Secretary of the State, a 5,000-vote […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley won’t be conceding this morning

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The Republican gubernatorial candidate has scheduled a 10:30 news conference in downtown Hartford, but he won’t be conceding to democrat Dannel Malloy, the apparent winner, according to Liz Osborn, his spokeswoman. State Republican Chairman Chris Healy had some harsh words about Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch thrusting himself into the elections fray. “I’m outraged that Mayor […] [Read More]
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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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