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Tom Foley, Republican candidate for governor, meets with the News-Times editorial board Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

Foley agrees to meet with newspapers — with a caveat

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Republican Tom Foley is giving newspaper editorial boards one bite at the apple this midterm election season. Making his second run for governor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland has committed to sitting down with and answering questions from newspaper editors around the state as part of the time-old endorsement process. Fighting the label that […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Penny Bacchiochi speaks during a visit to the the AFL-CIO political convention at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, Conn., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Peter Caolino )

Bacchiochi blames the media for bigotry flap in lieutenant gov race

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The GOP’s endorsed candidate for lieutenant governor is further distancing herself from racism claims made against a rival opponent that were attributed to her by multiple media outlets. State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, appearing Monday on the Lee Elci Show on 94.9 FM in the New London area, denied accusing GOP primary foe Dave Walker of […] [Read More]
Categories: Election 2014
Seen in this screen capture, taken July 7, 2014, is Republican Tom Foley's first television ad of the GOP primary race for governor.

Democrats file election complaint against Foley

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The Democratic State Central Committee leveled allegations Monday that Republican Tom Foley exceeded spending caps for publicly-funded candidates for governor. It filed a six-page complaint with the state Elections Enforcement Commission, the same day that Foley released his first television ad in the GOP primary race for governor. The Connecticut Democrats say that there is […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Tom Foley TV ad$ will go up on the air starting Monday on all four major broadcast stations.

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On Wednesday, Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley finally got his $1.4 million grant from the Citizens Election Fund. But the day before – July 1 – his campaign inked more than $50,000 in TV ads that will begin airing July 7. His latest campaign finance filing from back in April said that he had already spent […] [Read More]
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FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Republican candidate Tom Foley accepts the nomination for governor at the Connecticut Republican Convention in Uncasville, Conn. Foley will use Connecticut's public financing program to fund his second gubernatorial campaign after spending millions of his own money on the 2010 election, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Foley’s $1.4 million payday

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Republican Tom Foley’s evolution from prolific self-funder to a publicly-subsidized candidate for governor is complete. The state Elections Enforcement Commission awarded Foley $1.4 million in taxpayer funds Wednesday for his GOP primary campaign against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield. “Tom is pleased to have qualified for the grant,” said Chris Cooper, a spokesman […] [Read More]
Categories: General

SEIU, Connecticut’s largest single union, schedules event for Malloy and Wyman this afternoon. What could it be?

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The Connecticut Service Employees International Union has scheduled “an important announcement” with Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman at noon. So the event is most likely not going to be an endorsement for Jonathan Pelto, the wild card third-party hopeful for governor. The  SEIU represents more than 65,000 health care workers, janitors and child […] [Read More]
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Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, preapre to land on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church while celebrating Bush's 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Bush country: Greenwich pays tribute to “41″

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Birthday cards are for amateurs. So are cakes. Ninety candles — not gonna do it. Not when you’re feting the oldest living former president: George H.W. Bush. Friends and family members are throwing a belated birthday bash in Greenwich July 9 for the 41st president, who turned 90 on June 12, Hearst Connecticut Media has […] [Read More]
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The Twitter feed of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton on July 1, 2014.

Bend it like Boughton

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The USA survived the “group of death.” Mark Boughton wasn’t as fortunate. Boughton’s failed conquest for the GOP nomination for governor hasn’t tempered his enthusiasm for U.S.A. soccer. Danbury’s longest-serving mayor jokingly announced via his Twitter account Tuesday that the Hat City is imposing a ban on brussel sprouts and Belgian waffles ahead of this […] [Read More]
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