John McKinney Concedes Primary Election

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    State Sen. John McKinney, of Fairfield, has conceded to Tom Foley in the primary election that will determine GOP candidate for governor, according to campaign spokesperson Jodi Latina. (Published Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014)

    State Sen. John McKinney, of Fairfield, has conceded to Tom Foley in the primary election that will determine GOP candidate for governor, according to campaign spokesperson Jodi Latina.

    Foley led McKinney 56 to 44 percent with 99 percent of ballots counted (44,464 votes for Foley, 35,563 votes for McKinney, according to the unofficial results), and the Associated Press has delcared him the winner. He'll face Gov. Dannel Malloy in the general election in November.

    The state is still awaiting the results of the lieutenant governor primary. It's a close race, with Heather Somers neck-and-neck with party-endorsed candidate Penny Bacchiochi. Both Somers and Bacchiochi have earned 34 percent of the vote; David Walker has won 32 percent.

    Seventy-three percent of lieutenant governor ballots have been counted so far.