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Connecticut Governor Keeps Seat After Tight Race

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Image: Dannel P. Malloy, Cathy Malloy, Nancy Wyman
Incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, raises his arms over his head with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, left, and his wife Cathy Malloy, right, after speaking to supporters at his party's rally, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Jessica Hill / AP

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held on to his gubernatorial seat. Nearly 17 hours after the polls closed, Republican challenger Tom Foley conceded in the close race.

"We came very close," Foley said in a statement. "Governor Malloy won this election with fewer votes than we won in 2010."

Democrats staved off a Republican win in the northeastern blue state.

This was a rematch between the two. Malloy also won in 2010.

— Leigh Ann Caldwell

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