Abbondanza: Foley’s primary night spread

WATERBURY — Nothing helps boost Republican turnout like eggplant rollatini.

Tom Foley’s supporters will be treated to the best sauteed escarole and mortadella taxpayer money can buy tonight at Waterbury’s Pontelandolfo Community Club in the Brass City, where the favorite to win the GOP nomination for governor is holding his primary party.

Foley accepted $1.4 million in public funds from the Citizens’ Election Program for his reprise campaign for the state’s highest office.

Foley’s primary night spread menu includes sauteed broccoli rabe, farfalle primavera, fried calamari and “zuppa di mussels.”

Republicans will have to pay for their own Negronis, however.

In contrast to previous election night bashes paid for out of the candidates own pockets — see Linda McMahon — Foley is going with a cash bar.



Neil Vigdor