Polls close in Connecticut primary elections

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BRIDGEPORT -

Polls have closed in Connecticut's primary elections.

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This year, two Democrats and five Republicans are all hoping to be Connecticut's next governor. However, after tonight's results are set, just one candidate from each party will be on that ballot in November.

There are 1.2 million registered Republicans and Democrats this year, which is about 10 percent more than this time four years ago when Gov. Dannel Malloy sought re-election. 

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is up against Greenwich businessman and fellow Democrat Ned Lamont.

The two spent Monday crisscrossing the state in a final push to get people to come out and vote.

"We are going all over the state, rallying people, we want people to vote," says Lamont.

On the Republican side, it is a much more crowded field.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton currently leads the latest poll. He won the party's endorsement at the convention in May. Running against him is former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst.

And three businessmen; David Stemerman, Bob Stefanowski, and Steve Obsitnik.

The polls closed at 8 p.m.

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