McKinney is Westport favorite in GOP primary despite statewide loss to Foley
Even though state Sen. John McKinney, whose family has a long legacy in Westport, easily carried the local vote in Tuesday's primary for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, his rival Tom Foley went on to win the GOP's nod statewide to take on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November.
The turnout of registered Republicans in town was 19.6 percent.
The Westport tallies in the Republican gubernatorial contest and two other state offices are:
Tom Foley: 285
John McKinney: 572
- Lieutenant governor
Penny Bacchiochi: 157
Heather Somers: 319
David Walker: 352
Angel Cadena: 244
Sharon McLaughlin: 465