State Elections officials fine Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley, refer Rep. Christina Ayala for criminal investigation

The State Elections Enforcement Commission just recommended that the Chief State’s Attorney investigate Rep. Christina Ayala for allegedly lying on her home address when she applied for participation in the public financing system. The action was released after a closed-door executive session.

The commission also ordered that Tom Foley of Greenwich pay a fine for registering a political action committee in Delaware that recently performed a poll for his 2014 candidacy. The settlement agreement with Foley is complex, with a $15,000 penalty.