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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. CT Post file photo

Foley won’t participate in NBC Connecticut debate

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Gov. Dannel Malloy, Republican challenger,Tom Foley, and unaffiliated candidate, Joe Visconti were invited to participate in Thursday’s forum, which will air live on NBC Connecticut at 7 p.m. Through a spokesperson, Foley said he will not attend the forum. The TV station said in a statement that it has had “ongoing discussions” with Foley’s campaign […] [Read More]
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Malloy regrets? He has a few.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this morning asked the Hearst Connecticut Media editorial boards for their endorsements in the imminent election. Asked what he regrets about his first four-year term, he was candid. “I wish we were rolling back some of the tax increases that we had to have to balance the budget, unless we were […] [Read More]
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Just about time for a new Quinnipiac Poll? You betcha.

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Folks in the know are getting reports that the respected Quinnipiac University Poll is back on the phones, asking likely voters about their candidates for governor. So can a pre-dawn release of a new poll on Wednesday or Thursday be far behind? The October 8 poll, explained by Poll Director Doug Schwartz, left, showed that […] [Read More]
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Foley and Malloy will be separate but equal

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The battling gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley, will speak separately tomorrow morning during the 32nd Annual Convention and Exposition of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. They both will field questions from the 900 or so municipal leaders in attendance. The program will run from 9:00 to […] [Read More]
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GOP candidate nominated in 105th race

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Republicans have nominated their candidate in the 105th District race for state representative. Robert Willis, 30,. of Seymour, will be facing off against Theresa Conroy, the Democratic incumbent state representative. The district includes Seymour, Beacon Falls and part of Derby. Republicans had earlier nominated Leonard Greene Jr., who dropped out of the race because of new […] [Read More]
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Nappier ad levels cronyism claims against Herbst in Trumbull

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Denise Nappier is giving new meaning to the strong, silent type. The least visible of the all the candidates for statewide office, the 16-year Democratic treasurer is set to hit the airwaves next week with new ad accusing her Republican challenger, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, of cronyism. The 30-second spot says that Herbst awarded […] [Read More]
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New Foley commercial uses beach footage from… Hawaii?

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    Here’s Tom Foley’s new TV ad, in which he says state families are being “squeezed” under Gov. Malloy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn89t5tFoMo&feature=youtu.be The ad, though, seems to include some stock footage from a family enjoying a Hawaiian vacation.   http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-4681478-stock-footage-a-family-relaxing-on-a-sandy-hawaiian-beach-as-the-sun-sets.html?src=rel/4681451:0 [Read More]
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Amid pomp, and pigs, Connecticut politics focuses on New London

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NEW LONDON — The Garde Arts Center is about 90 minutes away from becoming ground zero in the 2014 gubernatorial election. Now-soaked supporters of Republican Tom Foley won pride of place, occupying the corner fronting the historic Garde Arts Center, right under the upcoming Masters of Illusion marquee. Across the street is the union encampment, […] [Read More]
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“Fumblin’ in New London?” Three gubernatorial candidates meet for first time tonight

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Joe Visconti, (left) the conservative, gun-rights advocate from West Hartford who petitioned his way onto the 2014 ballot for governor fair-and-square, has been kept out of previous debates between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican investor Tom Foley of Greenwich. But tonight, Visconti, with 9-percent support in the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, will be […] [Read More]
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Deadline for Tom Foley’s federal tax extension is today.

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On September 26, high up in a downtown Hartford law office, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley allowed reporters to examine cover sheets for his 2010, 2011 and 2012 federal income taxes. Reporters were told that Foley had an extension for his 2013 filing. None of his Connecticut tax filings were included in the batch on […] [Read More]
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