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Conn. Governor’s Race Remains a Cliffhanger

(NECN: Tom Langford) - It's a true cliffhanger in the race for Governor in Connecticut. It will be tomorrow at the earliest before a winner is declared. The official vote count from the Secretary of the State's office puts Republican Tom Foley ahead of Democrat Dan Malloy by about 8,400 votes.

The issue is the ballots in Bridgeport, the state's largest city.

Connecticut's Secretary of State's office shuts down for the night, resigned to the fact that a winner in the state's governor's race won't be decided tonight.

Earlier in the day, the Secretary Susan Bysiewicz said, votes are in for every city and town in the state, except for Bridgeport.

On Election Day, Bridgeport ran out of ballots and photocopies of blank ballots had to be used.

Now the vote counting in Bridgeport, Connecticut's largest city, is holding up the declaration of a winner in the tight race, where Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy are separated by just a few thousand votes.

Both Foley and Malloy stayed out of the public view today, as they consulted with lawyers and waited for the official results.

But Mark Boughton, Tom Foley's running mate, did meet with reporters and say this: "The reality is that this election has come down to a couple thousand votes either way. So the message from the Foley campaign today is that there not be a rush to judgment. That we not race to find a victor when the data flow that we're getting from the Secretary of State's office changes on an hourly basis."

People with the Malloy campaign are equally as confident that they will win.

They released a statement saying: "We're 100 percent confident that when the final vote is certified, Dan Malloy will be declared the winner by a margin comfortably outside what is necessary to trigger a recount."

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