UPDATE : Secretary of the State Susan Bysciewicz has declared Dan Malloy the winner over Tom Foley by roughly 3,000 votes. The results have not been certified, and she does not expect a recount, she said. Bysciewicz does expect the Republicans to challenge. [breakhere]
UPDATE : By 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the hand counting of the ballots in Bridgeport was completed, according to published reports. The race was still too close to call.
Original : Both gubernatorial candidates, Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy, took to the airwaves and spoke before crowds of cheering supporters after 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Foley did not concede and did not declare victory, saying the result would likely be known later Wednesday. Malloy all but declared victory, and his running mate Nancy Wyman at one point called him "governor."
Foley had seen an 11th-hour surge in the polls in the days leading up to Tuesday's voting.
And although Foley grabbed an early lead in the vote count, many pundits were looking for results from urban areas such as Bridgeport and Hartford to give Malloy the edge.
Malloy was mayor of Stamford for 14 years. Foley is a millionaire businessman from Greenwich.
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