In a conciliatory statement, Tom Foley said he would drop any challenge to the outcome, and congratulated Malloy on his victory.
From CT News Junkie:
“The election on Tuesday although very close was a conclusive victory for Dan Malloy. This result should not be questioned. I hope my supporters would accept my word on this,” Foley said. “This race would not have been affected ... by what I have learned [too place] in Bridgeport.”It was a nice way to end what had been a very contentious campaign.
“I made the decision to run for office after concluding that, win or lose, I would be better off for having tried. That has held true,” he said. “It has been an honor to run for governor in Connecticut.”
Meanwhile, the sore loser award goes to GOP Chairman Chris Healy, who is obviously worried for his job after such a complete and utter failure to win even ONE statewide or federal office. Healy stated that he wants a federal investigation into voting irregularities before the state has even had a chance to audit the election.
While there are definitely issues regarding the voting that need to be addressed, it's fairly clear that Healy is grandstanding to try to deflect the focus from his dismal performance as GOP chair. Even long time Republican supporters are having a tough time defending him, although they try.
Perhaps the most telling defense I've seen so far is, "If not Healy, then whom?", which seems to indicate the GOP is in the game with a very shallow bench here in Connecticut.
In any case, well done Mr. Foley. I give you credit for bowing out with a touch of class. A rarity in politics these days.