Super PAC gets $1.25M windfall for ad blitz attacking Foley


The arm’s race of outside spending in the midterm election for governor just went nuclear.

The Democratic Governors Association this week pumped $1.25 million into a super PAC it set up to oppose Republican Tom Foley, a new filing with the state Elections Enforcement Commission shows.

The infusion of money came one day after the DGA deployed Vice President Joe Biden to Greenwich for a $10,000 per person reception to help protect the incumbency of Dannel P. Malloy.

The same filing shows that the super PAC, Connecticut Forward, spent $834,000 on a TV ad buy targeting Foley, the largest to date in the high-stakes race.

The Republican Governors Association established a rival super PAC, Grow Connecticut, to accept unlimited sums to offset outside spending in the race by Democrats. It seeded it with $250,000.

Neil Vigdor