Foley Wins GOP Nod to Mount Rematch Against Malloy

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Karyn Bruggeman
Aug. 13, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

2010 gubernat­ori­al can­did­ate Tom Fo­ley (R) “roared to vic­tory Tues­day night in a low-turnout Re­pub­lic­an gubernat­ori­al primary, set­ting up a po­ten­tially con­ten­tious re­match with” Gov. Dan Mal­loy (D) “this fall that polls show will start off as a dead heat.”

“Fo­ley could be in a lively four-way race this fall if” former state Rep. Jonath­an Pelto (D) and con­ser­vat­ive act­iv­ist Joseph Vis­conti (R) “can gain spots on the Novem­ber bal­lot” as third party can­did­ates. “Pelto and Vis­conti have sub­mit­ted more than 7,500 sig­na­tures each, but those sig­na­tures might not be val­id­ated by elec­tion of­fi­cials for 10 days or two weeks.” (Hart­ford Cour­ant)

Of­fi­cial AP res­ults show Fo­ley de­feated state Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er John McKin­ney (R) 56-44% in Tues­day’s primary with 100% of pre­cincts re­port­ing. (AP)


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