Malloy, Foley meet up in first governor debate

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NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley are meeting in their first debate of the 2014 election for Connecticut governor.

Both were scheduled to appear Wednesday in Norwich at the Slater Museum Auditorium on the grounds of Norwich Free Academy. The hour-long event is being hosted by The Bulletin newspaper of Norwich. The format is expected to be conversational rather than a formal debate.

This election marks a rematch between the candidates. Malloy defeated Foley by 6,404 votes of 1.1 million cast in 2010.

Foley has said he would like to participate in five to seven debates. A spokesman for Malloy has said the governor is “ready and willing” to participate in as many debates as the schedule allows.

The election will be Nov. 4.

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