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State Democrats send out “devastating” mailer to unaffiliateds

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This six-page, fold-out mailer, hammering Tom Foley on gun-control, is hitting the mailboxes of unaffiliated voters, slamming the Republican gubernatorial challenger on his use of the word “inconvenient” to describe the 2013 gun-controls reforms, including an expansion of the ban on military-style rifles and large-capacity ammunition magazines. The first page is a white address area […] [Read More]
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Foley, during batting practice in Hartford, swings and misses a couple times

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  If any crowd would be a friendly one for GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley (Dixon photo), it would be the Metro Hartford Alliance group of business and non-profit leaders gathered in a Main Street function room downtown to listen to his stump speech and ask questions. But with about 15 minutes left in a […] [Read More]
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Republicans charge that Democrats want to launder state contractor ca$h thru their federal campaign account

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Minority House and Senate Republicans are finishing a news conference blasting Democrats for an attempt, reported yesterday in the CTPolitics Blog that would allow the Democratic State Central Committee to use its federal account to pay for a mailer for Gov. Dan Malloy’s candidacy. This would essentially erase the 2005 ban on state contractor contributions […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Forward blasts another half million buck$ to target Foley

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission just posted a new campaign-expenditure report http://seec.ct.gov/ecrisreporting/Data/Attachment/Unassigned/SEEC40_141250_1.pdf indicating that $490,000 will be added, mostly for TV ads, to oppose Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. The big contributors to the PAC include the Democratic Governors Association, AFSCME, the AFT, the SEIU and Teamsters Local 1150 out of Stratford.   [Read More]
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U.S. Rep Jim Himes, facing rematch with Republican Dan Debicella, is up on TV

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  Here is Democrat Jim Himes’ first ad as he defends his 4th Congressional District seat. lhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l60rMojiiA8&list=UUhNVx06t18A7xrBy2FPL1eA [Read More]
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Sun shines on Malloy in small-sample PP Poll

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It’s a small sample, 861 people, from a Democratic-leaning poll operation out of Raleigh, N.C., but Public Policy Polling’s first survey of the year today pegs Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with an 8-point lead over Republican Tom Foley, 43 percent to 35 percent. Wild card independent, conservative guns-rights candidate Joe Visconti is checking in with 9 […] [Read More]
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Democratic State Central Committee appeals to Federal Elections Commission to challenge state fundraising/spending restrictions

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission just posted a copy of an appeal that state Democrats filed last week with the Federal Elections Commission, in attempt to use its federal fundraising accounts to fund a mailer for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. It is hoping for an “expedited” ruling that the mailer would be tantamount to federal […] [Read More]
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“Truce” in gov’s mudslinging? Not so much

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Thursday night’s firestorm at UConn was enough to prompt Tom Foley to call for a cease fire in the war over character and temperament. But a truce is not likely to occur with exactly one month – and three scheduled debates – left before Election Day. “Last night, Tom Foley offered a truce to Gov. […] [Read More]
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Hide the bridges! Chris Christie coming to Trumbull on Monday

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First Selectman Tim Herbst of Trumbull confirms that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Trumbull on Monday. “Gov. Christie is coming to Trumbull in support of Tom Foley (left of Christie in photo), Heather Somers and the Republican team,” said Herbst, who is running for State Treasurer. “It will be a tremendous honor […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley, who paid $1,000 in tax-loss years of 2011 and 2012, contributed $27,000 to state, national Republicans

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Tom Foley, the Republican private investor challenging Gov. Dannel Malloy, admits that 2011 and 2012 weren’t great years for his business interests. He took a $2.8 million capital gain in 2011, offset by a coincidental $2.8-million capital loss. His campaign has not responded to questions about details surrounding the loss and gain. His campaign has […] [Read More]
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