After a contentious race, businessman Bob Stefanowski was declared the winner in the Republican primary for governor on Tuesday.

Stefanowski was in the lead all night, followed by Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who was last to concede on Tuesday.

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Voters had to decide between five candidates. One needed at least 21 percent of the vote.

It was a very eclectic field with two traditional politicians and three businessmen, and it's been a nasty race at times. Ned Lamont wins Democratic primary for governorAt last week's debate at Channel 3, Stefanowski and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton both agrees on eliminating the state income tax if elected.

Republican Steve Obsitnik called that unrealistic, given that it's 50 percent of the state's revenue.

Candidate David Stemerman said he prided himself as a self-funded businessman who pumped $13 million into his campaign, which fueled back and forth attacks between him and challenger Bob Stefanowski.

Boughton has led the city of Danbury for 16 years. He is making his second push to represent the Republicans in the race for governor.

Tim Herbst made one last push to win over voters.

The former Trumbull first selectman built his campaign on his support for President Donald Trump and his pro-guns stance.

Stay with Channel 3 for the latest on the primary elections.

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