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Foley ambushed by state Sen. Osten at news conference

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The media doesn’t have a patent on gotcha questions, as Republican gubernatorial contender Tom Foley learned Tuesday. Against the backdrop of a dying paper mill in the southeastern Connecticut town of Sprague, Foley blamed the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for the plant’s scheduled closing in September and loss of 140 jobs. The most […] [Read More]
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Malloy, Wyman capture Working Families endorsement

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Without their votes in the 2010 election, Republican Tom Foley would have been governor — not Dannel P. Malloy. On Tuesday, the Connecticut Working Families Party decided to stick with the Democratic incumbent, cross-endorsing Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Popular with the unions, the left-wing party passed over petition candidate Jonathan Pelto in the […] [Read More]
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Bocce and ballots for Foley on primary night

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Tom Foley strikes us as more of a tuna melt kind of guy than the capicola type, more of a Scotch drinker than an Aperol spritz. This makes Foley’s choice of venue for his Aug. 12 primary night party in the Republican governor’s race somewhat unexpected: Waterbury’s Pontelandolfo Community Club. Named after a village in […] [Read More]
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Then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell waves after speaking during the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast in Cromwell, Conn., Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Rell enlisted by Debicella to raise cash

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Out of the public eye since she left office in 2011, former Gov. M. Jodi Rell is gravitating back toward the political arena, this time to stump for two-time GOP congressional candidate Dan Debicella in the 4th District. Rell will headline a Aug. 7 fundraising reception for Debicella at the patrician Round Hill Club in […] [Read More]
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Visconti claims to qualify for gubernatorial race as petition candidate

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Shut out of the GOP primary for governor, West Hartford’s Joe Visconti says he’s collected more than enough signatures to get onto the general election ballot as a petition candidate. The former West Hartford town councilor announced Monday that he had surpassed the 7,500-signature threshold and is closing in on 9,000 names. Visconti, a former […] [Read More]
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Sunday Rewind: Tom Foley takes his turn on the political talk show hot seat

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Republican Tom Foley, reprising his 2010 candidacy for governor, sat down for extended interview with WFSB (Dennis House), Hearst Connecticut Media (Neil Vigdor) and  the Hartford Courant (Chris Keating) on “Face the State” that aired this Sunday on the Connecticut CBS affiliate. The former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and private equity manager from Greenwich was […] [Read More]
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NYT/CBS poll: Foley 42, Malloy 33

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Republican Tom Foley might want to hold off on canceling his subscription to the Gray Lady — if he hasn’t done so already. A new online poll conducted by the nonpartisan research firm YouGov in partnership with the New York Times and CBS News shows Foley leading Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy 42 percent to […] [Read More]
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Bacchiochi cuts loose a consultant for racially insensitive remarks. Foley paid consultant a lot more.

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State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford, one of three Republicans vying for the lieutenant governor primary August 12, has terminated Regina Roundtree, a consultant who referred to another primary candidate, Heather Bond Somers of Groton as an entitled white person. According to the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Bacchiochi made three payments to Roundtree this year […] [Read More]

TMI in an I-95 backup? David Walker joins the miffed masses.

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Joining legions of miffed drivers, McKinney’s lieutenant governor running mate, David Walker of Bridgeport, admitted to violating state law against texting and driving late Wednesday during a Twitter exchange with state Democrats. “Sitting at a dead stop on I-95 in #CT at 10 p.m.,” said Walker, whose Twitter handle is @DeficitRanger, to 4,844 followers. “It’s […] [Read More]
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Foley asks McKinney to drop GOP primary bid for governor. McKinney says race is close

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Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield was in high dudgeon Thursday morning in reaction to Tom  Foley’s call for him to quit the Republican gubernatorial primary set for August 12. Foley, a Greenwich businessman, made the statement during a Wednesday meeting with the editorial board of The Day newspaper of New London. He was […] [Read More]
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