By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democrat Dan Malloy, Connecticut’s new governor-elect, is complimenting his Republican opponent as “a classy guy” who conceded the race despite calls by the state GOP for an investigation.
Malloy told reporters Monday that he hopes to work with Tom Foley in the future, saying he exhibited great class and grace under enormous pressure.
The two sparred throughout the governor’s race.
Foley, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, conceded on Monday after his campaign spent the weekend reviewing election results. The campaign determined there was chaos at the Bridgeport polling places where ballots ran out but no evidence of fraud.
Numbers posted Monday on the secretary of the state’s website show Malloy leading Foley by 5,810 votes, a figure that’s fluctuated since Friday.
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