AP calls GOP primary for Foley

McCarthy Vahey wins Democratic nod in 133rd

Tuesday, 9:27 p.m.: Sen. John McKinney has reportedly conceded the Republican gubernatorial primary to Tom Foley.

Tuesday, 9:13 p.m.: The Associated Press at 9 p.m. declared Tom Foley of Greenwich winner of the Republican gubernatorial primary over State Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield.

Foley, former ambassador to Ireland, will challenge the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and Jonathan Pelton, running a third-party campaign.

Selectman Cristin McCarthy Vahey has reportedly defeated Fairfield Democratic Registrar of Voters Matt Waggner in the Democratic primary in the 133rd General Assembly District. Vahey will face Republican Carol Way to replace Rep. Kim Fawcett, the Democrat running against Republican Tony Hwang (R-134) to replace McKinney in the 28th State Senate District.

The crowd at Foley headquarters watches John McKinney's concession speech. (Donald Eng Photo)

The crowd at Foley headquarters watches John McKinney’s concession speech. (Donald Eng Photo)

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