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Dan Malloy Election Results: Incumbent Gov. Wins Connecticut Race

NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 14: Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy gives a statement about the elementary school shooting during a pr
NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 14: Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy gives a statement about the elementary school shooting during a press conference at Treadwell Memorial Park on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. According to reports, there are 27 dead, including 20 children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza, opened fire in at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter, identified as Adam Lanza was also found dead at the scene. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) defeated Republican businessman Tom Foley in one of the nation's most closely watched gubernatorial contests.

Foley conceded the race on Wednesday.

The race was a re-match between the two candidates, as Malloy beat Foley by just 6,200 votes in 2010. Malloy served as the mayor of Stamford, Connecticut before he became governor.

Perhaps the defining moment of Malloy's four-year term was the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in December of 2012. Malloy signed a package of gun control measures after the shooting, earning him the wrath of gun rights groups.

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