- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican Tom Foley on Wednesday conceded defeat to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the Connecticut governor’s race, a bruising and expensive rematch of the 2010 contest between the two candidates.

After telling supporters on election night that he had probably lost, Foley send an email message to supporters saying Malloy had won. He said his campaign fared better in cities than he did in 2010 when he first lost to Malloy, but lost ground elsewhere because of what he called “relentless negative advertising.”

“I regret that I will not be able to deliver the dream you and I share for restoring pride and prosperity in Connecticut,” Foley said.

Foley spoke to Malloy on Wednesday afternoon and offered his congratulations, according to Malloy campaign spokesman Mark Bergman.

With 95 percent of precincts reporting on Wednesday afternoon, Malloy was leading with 50.5 percent of the vote, compared to 48.5 percent for Foley.

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