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    Chris Christie Returns to Connecticut to Stump for Tom Foley
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes his fifth and final trip to Connecticut to rally support for Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley hours before the polls open.

    The day before the polls open, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Connecticut in a final show of support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

    Christie appeared alongside Foley at Bobby V's Restaurant and Bar in Windsor Locks this evening on the final leg of the GOP candidate's "New Direction" tour.

    "Tom is a great candidate and Connecticut needs change," Christie said. "The four years of Dan Malloy have been brutal for the people of this state."

    Foley hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Gov. Dan Malloy on Tuesday. Unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti will also appear on the ballot but announced Sunday that he is suspending his campaign and asked his supporters to instead vote for Foley.

    Christie and Foley hope it will be enough to edge out Malloy on Election Day.

    "I was heartbroken four years ago when [Foley] came so close. I'm thrilled he and Leslie decided to throw their hats back in the ring, and we're going to bring it home tomorrow night," Christie told supporters in Windsor Locks.

    Monday's Quinnipiac University poll shows Malloy leading with 47 percent of voter support to Foley's 44 percent. Seven percent of voters remain undecided.

    Although the margin is slim, it has widened since the last poll, which had Malloy and Foley deadlocked at 43 percent of the vote.

    Christie was scheduled to tour Connecticut, Rhode Island, Michigan, New Hampshire and Maine on Monday to attend events supporting GOP gubernatorial candidates in those states.

    It's Christie's fifth trip to Connecticut this election season. The New Jersey governor appeared most recently in Groton and has also rallied support for Foley in Stamford and Greenwich.

    "In the end this is going to be about Tom Foley," Christie said on Monday. "Having been governor for five years, I know he'll be a good governor if you give him the change."

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