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Foley, Malloy Face Off In First Gubernatorial Debate

The November election for governor between Tom Foley, left, and Dannel Malloy is a rematch of the 2010 election, which Malloy won by fewer than 7,000 votes.
The November election for governor between Tom Foley, left, and Dannel Malloy is a rematch of the 2010 election, which Malloy won by fewer than 7,000 votes. Photo Credit: File Photos

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley faced off Wednesday night, Aug. 27, in the first gubernatorial debate for the fall rematch of the 2010 campaign.

Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, and Foley, a Greenwich businessman, spent a good portion of the debate on Malloy's economic record and Foley's business record, according to CT Mirror.org .

The debate was held onstage at the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, with both candidates sitting in wingback chairs.

Malloy also apologized for saying three years ago that teachers could gain tenure simply by showing up, CT Mirror.org reported.

Read the full story here at CT Mirror.org. And watch the full debate online here at the CT-N, the Connecticut Network.