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Foley to introduce Jeb Bush at CEO networking dinner in Greenwich

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Jeb Bush — that was Tom Foley’s answer when asked to name a governor past or present that he would seek to emulate if elected to Connecticut’s highest office. The two Republicans will share the dais Thursday night at an off-the-record networking dinner for CEOs in Greenwich, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Staked to a […] [Read More]
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Foley brands Malloy as “Angry Dan” in new campaign ad

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Bully pulpit has taken on new meaning in the governor’s race. Republican Tom Foley unleashed a new television ad titled “Angry Dan” Monday against Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy, accusing the first-term governor of bullying teachers, state employees and taxpayers to get his way. “Dan Malloy is angry. His failed policies are hurting Connecticut. But […] [Read More]
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Super PAC spending tops $4M in governor’s race

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Dan Malloy and Tom Foley are getting by with a little help from their friends — and then some. In the case of the Democratic incumbent Malloy, it’s two of the nation’s most powerful unions, which this week directed $1.25 million to a super PAC opposing Foley in the governor’s race. The American Federation of […] [Read More]
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The gay pride flag flies outside the Governor's Residence in Hartford on June 26, 2013, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act. Contributed photo.

Group opposing gay marriage and abortion endorses Foley

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The race for governor has its first social issues litmus test, from same-sex marriage and abortion to doctor-assisted suicide and public accommodations for transgender individuals The Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee on Wednesday endorsed Republican Tom Foley in the governor’s race, saying that the second-time candidate’s social values are more representative of its own […] [Read More]
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Malloy slams Foley on guns in new TV ad

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is further wedding himself to the cause of gun control with his latest TV ad. Released Wednesday by Malloy’s re-election campaign, the 30-second commercial seeks to paint Republican challenger Tom Foley as beholden to the gun lobby and a threat to the sweeping firearms restrictions Connecticut lawmakers enacted in response to […] [Read More]
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ormer President Bill Clinton left, speaks with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., center, and Ted Kennedy Jr., right, after a Yale Law School ceremony honoring his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton at Yale University, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.  Clinton received the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, which is presented annually to those who have made a substantial contribution to public service or the legal profession. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Bill Clinton returns to Connecticut, ticket demand high for former president

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NEW HAVEN — He’s still got it — at least in the eyes of Democrats. Demand for tickets to see former President Bill Clinton stump for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at noon today is so high that the state Democratic Party says it is having to turn away would-be supporters. Clinton, who graduated from Yale […] [Read More]
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Outside spending eclipses $2M in governor’s race

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Connecticut is the Western Union of the midterm elections: send money. The Democratic and Republican governors associations have funneled more than $2 million to super PACs in the state for ads attacking incumbent Dannel P. Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley in less than two weeks. Would-be voters can expect a television marathon of a […] [Read More]
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Timothy Coley, left,  of Bristol Conn. and Josephy Boniface of East Granby Conn. talk during a gun rights rally at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford Conn. on Saturday April 20, 2013.  The Connecticut Citizens Defense League , the National Rifle Association and Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen are joining forces to challenge the new gun control legislation recently passed by the Connecticut General Assembly after the Newtown school shooting. Among other things, the law expands Connecticut's assault weapons ban and bans large capacity ammunition magazines. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)

State’s largest gun owners group endorses Foley for governor

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For better or worse, Republican Tom Foley’s gubernatorial prospects are now intertwined with the largest gun owner group in the state, which is leading the charge against sweeping firearms restrictions passed in response to the Newtown massacre. The 15,000-member Connecticut Citizens Defense League endorsed Foley and running mate Heather Bond Somers Friday morning on its […] [Read More]
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Former President Bill Clinton chats with supporters at a rally for Congressman Jim Himes at SoNo Field House in Norwalk, Conn., Sunday, October 31, 2010. Clinton was a featured speaker during the rally where Democratic candidates Dan Malloy and Richard Blumenthal also were on hand.

Bill Clinton to stump for Malloy in New Haven

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The man from Hope, Ark., is being looked to as the next best hope for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Former President Bill Clinton will headline a rally Tuesday in New Haven for the state Democratic Party to help Malloy, who is facing a stout challenge from 2010 foe Tom Foley. Bubba should feel right at […] [Read More]
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The motorcade carying Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic officials travels north on North Street during the Vice President's fundraising trip to Greenwich, Conn., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

Police OT for Biden visit to Greenwich & Stamford runs $30K

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Vice squad has new meaning in Greenwich and Stamford. The Gold Coast locales ran up $29,549 in police overtime protecting Vice President Joe Biden during an Aug. 20 fundraising swing here, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Even though Biden’s visit was political in nature, municipal taxpayers will wind up eating the costs because there is […] [Read More]
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