The first person to ask a question of Gov. Dannel Malloy at today’s “Clean Energy Summit,” organized by the federal Department of Energy, was Peter Corroon, the Mayor of Salt Lake County in Utah.

He prefaced his query, which focused on renewable energy, by telling Malloy, “I think your competitor last year now lives in the house that I grew up in.” Corroon later confirmed that he was referring to Republican gubernatorial contender Tom Foley, saying he was raised in the Greenwich house that Foley now occupies.

Malloy’s response? “I hope you left it a mess,” the Democratic governor cracked.

Mess or not, there must have been something about that house, maybe something in the water? Corron made an unsuccesful bid for governor of Utah last year.

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