Yesterday afternoon, Tom Foley, the Republican nominee for Connecticut's Governorship, conceded to his Democratic opponent and former Stamford Mayor, Dan Malloy. Malloy, who had barely won, according to Democratic Secretary of State, Susan Susan Bysiewicz, amid speculation of alleged voter fraud in the Democratic stronghold will indeed take over as governor next year and succeed outgoing Republican Jodi Rell.
Foley certainly faced the difficulty of GOP candidates in ever blue New England. While he ran a superb campaign and began surging in the opinion polls right before election day, all this wasn't enough to push him over the top. His campaign and concession will set him up for future political campaigns, even as early as a 2012 Senate challenge against Joe Lieberman. Only time will tell.