Fedele Trots Out Former Foley Employee From Now-Closed Bibb Textile Mill in Macon.



Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele’s Republican gubernatorial campaign today released remarks from Jerri Bardwell of Columbus, Georgia, a former Bibb mill employee of 38 years, whom Tom Foley, the Greenwich investor who’s ahead in the GOP primary, said never worked in the facility during the 10 years that he owned it.

Chris Cooper, Fedele’s spokesman: “It’s bad enough that Foley cost these workers their jobs — now he insults them by calling them liars. Tom Foley owes all of them an apology.”

Here’s the statement by Jerri Bardwell, former Bibb Mill employee:

“I understand that Tom Foley is calling me a liar who never worked at the Bibb factory and was bought off by a lavish lunch.”

“I am outraged, angry and hurt by this. I cannot believe Mr. Foley would stoop so low. Mr. Foley killed our factory, our jobs and our town, but he cannot kill our dignity. Mr. Foley you should be ashamed of yourself. I hope the voters of Connecticut teach you a lesson on Tuesday.”

“And just for the record, I worked at the factory for 38 years, no one told me what to say or bought me lunch.”