After former Gov. John G. Rowland called Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a “pathological liar” in a conservative publication, he called Malloy Thursday to apologize.

Asked about the phone call Friday, Malloy said the following:

“My conversation with Governor Rowland was a private one. Since his fellow co-host has talked about it, I will simply confirm the governor was kind enough to call me and express what I think is, or will take to be, a heart felt apology. Other than that I don’t really want to discuss the item.”

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