Foley wins Republican primary to face Malloy, other results unknown

(WTNH)– Tom Foley will face Governor Dan Malloy in the November election. But it is unknown who will be Foley’s running mate.

The Greenwich businessman defeated Senate Minority leader John McKinney by a comfortable margin in Tuesday’s Republican primary. However,  the three way race to be the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor is still too close to call.

A Republican primary is nothing like a general election. In those you see the biggest numbers coming out of the biggest cities. Connecticut’s big cities have very few Republicans, so the big numbers come from Fairfield county and some wealthy suburbs and they are still coming in at this hour.

As of right now, the Secretary of the State’s website has no results showing for more than a dozen towns. The incomplete numbers we do have point to a slim lead for Heather Somers. The former Mayor of Groton leads over former US Comptroller David Walker. Representative Penny Bacchiochi has conceded.

Now David Walker was the chosen running mate of John McKinney who clearly lost last night. Walker is still in the race for Lieutenant Governor because there are no tickets in a primary in Connecticut. Governor and Lieutenant Governor are on separate lines on the ballot, so they get separate votes.

The returns from some good sized towns are still not listed. There are enough registered Republicans in Ridgefield and Westport, for example, to turn this completely around. So we just don’t know yet. It looks like it could be close enough to force a recount.

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