Conn. Gov. Malloy wins re-election by razor-thin margin

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – By a razor-thin margin, Democratic Gov. Danniel P. Malloy has declared victory in his campaign for re-election against Republican Tom Foley.

Foley conceded defeat Wednesday afternoon, having waited hours after Malloy’s declaration of victory though he acknowledged he’d probably lost their bruising rematch.

“We did not win, but we were on the field and fought a good game,” he said in a message posted to his website with the simple title, “Thank You.”

Malloy took to the stage at a Hartford function hall early Wednesday and announced to a cheering crowd, “We are in the position to declare victory.”

The two have been in a tight race for months, with Foley looking to avenge his narrow loss to Malloy in 2010.

With 95 percent of the precincts reporting Wednesday, Malloy had 51 percent of the vote, Foley had 48 percent and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti had 1 percent.

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