HARTFORD - (AP) - Greenwich businessman Tom Foley has wonthe Republican nomination for Connecticut governor and will faceformer Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy in November.
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Foley bested two challengers in yesterday's primary, defeating Lt.Gov. Michael Fedele and Hartford-area businessadvocate Oz Griebel in a race that grew increasinglybitter in recent weeks.
Foley, the party's endorsed candidate, fended off a late surgein the polls by Fedele, who has run TV ads accusing Foley ofbankrupting Bibb Manufacturing Co., a textile company in Georgiathat closed in 1998. Foley called the ads "absolutely false" andcriticized Fedele for overseeing the state amid a period of joblosses and budget deficits.
Foley also tried to stop Fedele from receiving $2.5 million inpublic campaign financing.