Ned Lamont falls in Conn. gubernatorial primary

Self-funding businessman Ned Lamont has lost another bid for public office in Connecticut. 

Lamont fell short is his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday. Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy bested Lamont easily--58 percent to 42 percent.

Lamont, who defeated then-Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman in the 2006 Senate Democratic primary but lost to him in the general when Lieberman ran as an independent, opened his wallet big for this race, too.

He spent more than $9 million of his personal funds on the primary. Back in 2006, Lamont spent upwards of $17 million in his race against Lieberman.

Lamont was running on his business credentials, a stark contrast from the fire-breathing anti-war rhetoric he employed in 2006 to win the Senate primary.

On the Republican side, former ambassador Tom Foley defeated Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, but the race was closer than anticipated a few weeks ago. Foley won with 42 percent of the vote to Fedele's 39 percent.

-Updated at 11:25 p.m.

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