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Bacchiochi Concedes, Somers Leads Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Primary

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Heather Somers (Courtesy CT-N)

Heather Somers (Courtesy CT-N)

(CBS Connecticut) – Penny Bacchiochi conceded the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s primary.

According to the most recent numbers from the secretary of the state’s office, Heather Somers leads Bacchiochi by almost 800 votes, 27,083 to 26,312.

David Walker trailed Somers by almost 2,000 votes.

“Now we have twelve weeks to turn our state around by electing Tom Foley as the next governor of Connecticut,” Somers wrote in an emailed message from her campaign. “Tom and I will bring an outsider’s approach to transforming Connecticut and reopening the state for business.  We both come from a business background and will make the hard choices to get spending under control in Hartford.”

“This was not the result we had hoped for, that we had worked so hard for the last 17 months. But I fully accept the will of the Republicans voters,” Bacchiochi said in an emailed statement from her campaign today.

Earlier Wednesday, the secretary of the state said her office was waiting for results to be reported from towns and cities for a handful of polling places.  The total number of votes cast would have determined if there would be a recount.

State law requires a recount, if the difference between the candidates is less than one-half of one percent, or a thousand votes, whichever is smaller.

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