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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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Happy Birthday David Walker

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David Walker of Bridgeport, the United States Comptroller General from 1998 until 2008 and recently the lieutenant-governor running mate for Senate Minority Leader John McKinney’s failed GOP gubernatorial primary candidacy, turns 63 today, for you folks keeping score at home. [Read More]
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Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, Speaker Sharkey (“fake’), Malloy (“What the hell does that mean?”) pile on Foley’s urban agenda

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Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (below, photo by Dixon) calls out Republican Tom Foley (left, photo by Dixon) as a “fake” in a made-for-the-news-media attack with Democratic members of the legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. Rep. Bruce Morris (Sharkey’s thumb is on his tie), speaking for lawmakers in 11 cities representing more than […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy solos for an hour with the Metro Hartford Alliance

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A day after his second debate – the first televised – with Republican Tom Foley, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday detailed cost-cutting measures he pushed in his first term that will save the state billions of dollars down the road. Speaking during a morning candidate forum in the Hilton Hartford before about 120 […] [Read More]
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Non-profit Vote Smart has info on CT’s race for governor

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  Here are some links provided by Vote Smart, the non-partisan, non-profit that unlike your average political clearing house, or politician for that matter, won’t take contributions from special interests, corporations or PACs.       http://votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/126609/tom-foley#.VCrm3PldV1Z http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/126609/tom-foley#.VCrnnvldV1Z       http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/66223/dan-malloy#.VCroFfldV1Z   http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/66223/dan-malloy#.VCronvldV1Z [Read More]
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Dems go guerrilla, or avian, at Foley HQ

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Democratic operatives today, pressing GOP gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley on his partial release of income tax summaries last week, rented some costumes for the occasion outside Foley’s Southington headquarters. Photo by CT Dems [Read More]
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Union representing 43,000 teachers backs Malloy

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  Sheila Cohen, president of the Connecticut Education Association Board of Directors announced this morning that the 43,000-member teacher union has endorsed Governor Dan Malloy for re-election.  “The CEA leadership and members took great pains to examine the records and positions on education of all the candidates for governor,” she said in a statement. “We […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy, in East Hartford, tees off on challenger Tom Foley’s school plan

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The day after Republican Tom Foley announced an urban agenda that could allow parents to withdraw their children from failing public schools, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, at Robert O’Brien Middle School on Farm Drive in East Hartford, bashed the plan. He warned that Foley would literally close schools. “Tom Foley will take our schools — […] [Read More]
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Dems say Foley plagiarized his urban agenda

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State Democrats, reacting after Tom Foley’s rollout of his urban agenda (photo by Ken Dixon), say the Republican gubernatorial candidate plagiarized - “word for word, sentence for sentence – from other sources.” Here are some of the websites, including the Connecticut Policy Institute, which Foley bankrolled after his losing 2010 attempt at winning the governor’s race: […] [Read More]
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