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Final Weekend Of Campaigning In Connecticut Governor's Race

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) -- With the race neck and neck, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley have busy campaign schedules on the final weekend before Election Day.

There are 24,000 new voters who registered online -- 12,000 Independents, 5,000 Republicans and 6,500 Democrats, according to the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Final Weekend Of Campaigning In Connecticut Governor's Race

"Election's on Tuesday and it's all about getting our vote out at this point," Malloy said.

The governor and Democrats hope the voters hear their message about balanced leadership, but Foley believes a narrow band of issues, including taxes, the economy and family budgets, will drive voters, WCBS 880's Paul Murnane reported.

"Those are the major issues that I think people care about in Connecticut right now, but I have also talked a lot about helping our cities. I've talked about fixing our schools," Foley said.

It was diner time in the Connecticut gubernatorial race Friday as Foley hit eateries in Stamford, Conn., in the morning while Gov. Dan Malloy caught up with the lunch crowd in Danbury.

Malloy seems struck by a sense of deja-vu in the final days of the contest, Murnane reported.

"It's not unlike the election four years ago," Malloy said. "I was behind by about three points, it all depends on who gets to the polls."

As in 2010, President Barack Obama is coming to the state in the campaign's final days.

"I think there are some policy differences that folks may have with the president, obviously he speaks to the core," Malloy said.

Foley told WCBS 880 the race has always been a dead heat.

"I think the race has been a dead heat since early September," Foley said. "Right now is when a lot of people start focusing in and start making up their mind."

"I'm not running into any people that are enthusiastic about the prospects that Gov. Malloy being governor for another four years, zero," he said Friday afternoon.

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