Primary

Not a big turnout for August GOP primary
6:10 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Connecticut primary pulled just 20 percent of voters

In Connecticut's statewide Republican primary last week, just 20 percent of eligible voters in Connecticut showed up at the polls. The overall low turnout raises some questions about what could be done differently.

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Election 2014
9:25 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Foley wins GOP primary; Conn. Republicans united in rematch against Malloy

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, speaks to supporters as his wife Leslie, right, looks on after defeating John McKinney in the Republican primary for Connecticut governor, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hil

Connecticut Republicans have given Greenwich businessman Tom Foley a second opportunity to run against Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

The former U.S. ambassador to Ireland defeated state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney in Tuesday's GOP primary in unofficial returns.

Foley was endorsed by the GOP and had been favored to win the match-up against the lesser-known McKinney, a 16-year veteran of the General Assembly from Fairfield.

Foley's victory sets up a rematch with Malloy, who won his first term by narrowly defeating Foley in 2010.

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Election 2014
10:29 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Conn. governor's race taking shape

File photos- Greenwich Businessman Tom Foley (left) and Governer Dannel Malloy (right)
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hil

Connecticut Democrats endorsed Governor Dannel Malloy to run for a second term and state Republicans endorsed their 2010 candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley to challenge Malloy again. But the stage is not quite set for a rematch.

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Suffolk DA race
6:28 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Suffolk County DA Spota challenged in Tuesday primary

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (left) and challenger Ray Perini
Credit Candidates websites

In Tuesday’s primary election, Suffolk County voters will be choosing candidates for November's general election. The most watched primary is for District Attorney where Tom Spota is being challenged for the first time since he won office in 2001. 


Primary day
1:32 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Tuesday is primary day in many Conn. & Long Island cities and towns

Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut and Long Island
Credit Craig LeMoult

Tuesday is primary day in cities and towns across Connecticut and Suffolk County.

In Connecticut, 21 cities and towns are holding primaries. Among them, Democrats have mayoral primaries in New Haven, Stamford, East Haven, West Haven, Stratford, Norwich, and Norwalk. There’s a contentious Democratic primary in Bridgeport  for Board of Education. Republicans also have primaries for First Selectman in Bethel, Killingworth, and Woodbury.

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