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Tom Foley’s Ethics

Tom Foley has been talking a great game when it comes to ethics, and what he says would be the high ethical standards he’d set if he were to become governor.

Foley Said He Was “Disappointed” And “Disgusted” With Ethics At The State Capitol. [WFSB, Face The State, 9/15/13]

Foley Said Caring About Ethics And Good Government Was “Not A Political Strategy, But Who I Am.” [Hartford Courant Op-Ed, 9/20/13]

Foley: “I Believe The Citizens Have A Right To Good Government And Unimpeachable Leadership.” [Hartford Courant Op-Ed, 9/20/13]

Foley: “Leaders Can’t Lead If The People They Are Leading Don’t Trust Their Leader’s Motives.” [Hartford Courant Op-Ed, 9/20/13]

Yesterday it was revealed that Tom Foley lied (again) about his arrest records:

Documents obtained by The Courant about a 1981 car crash involving Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley paint a dramatically different picture from the account that he gave during his failed 2010 governor’s campaign when he described the event as an accidental bump at low speed in traffic.

The documents — which contain accounts from those who were in the other vehicle and a description of the physical condition of their car — say that Foley, then 29, drove behind a car full of people on a dark Long Island road in his Toyota Land Cruiser after a party and hit it five times in three separate locations.

Today the State Elections Enforcement Commission found that Mr. Foley violated the law:

The commission also ordered that Tom Foley of Greenwich pay a fine for registering a political action committee in Delaware that recently performed a poll for his 2014 candidacy. The settlement agreement with Foley is complex, with a $15,000 penalty