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Foley wins Darien

With an anemic turnout in Tuesday's Republican primary, Greenwich resident and private equity manager-turned-diplomat Tom Foley defeated state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, of Fairfield, for the gubernatorial nomination.

Foley received 428 votes in Darien while McKinney received 423 votes. Foley, who lost Fairfield County, beat McKinney 40,007 to 33,992 statewide and now will mount a challenge against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the November election.

In the race for lieutenant governor, Heather Somers came out on top in Darien with 291 votes while the party's endorsed candidate, Penny Bacchiochi, received 271 votes and David Walker received 261 votes. Somers won the nomination statewide.

In the race for comptroller, GOP-endorsed candidate Sharon McLaughlin won Darien with 566 votes, while her opponent, Angel Cadena, received 151 votes in Darien. Statewide, McLaughlin beat Cadena by more than 30,000 votes.

According to the Darien registrars of voters, 857, or 14.8 percent of eligible voters, cast their ballots in the primary.

The voter turnout in Connecticut was just about 20 percent, according to unofficial estimates.

Megan Spicer and Nelson Oliveira

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