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  • In Contrast To Statewide Outcomes, Newtown Backs McKinney, Walker

    Only 842 of Newtown’s 5,138 Republicans cast votes in Tuesday’s GOP primary — the majority supporting candidates who were unsuccessful in races that were expected to draw low numbers at polling places statewide. Locally, State Senator John McKinney received 520 votes to statewide victor Tom Foley’s 322.

    Mr Foley was ultimately victorious, however, taking the lead as polls closed.

  • Victor In GOP Primary, Foley Says, ‘Change Is On The Way’

    WATERBURY – Tom Foley will get a second crack at Dannel P. Malloy.

    Foley, 62, the Greenwich businessman who lost to Malloy by half a percentage point in 2010, easily won the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, weathering a late push by state Sen. John P. McKinney of Fairfield, the challenger he preferred to ignore until recently.

  • GOP Primary Contenders Argue Over Specifics

    STRATFORD — Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney jumped at the chance to accuse his primary opponent of not offering voters a plan as detailed as his proposal to tackle future state budgets and eliminate the personal income tax on middle-class earners.