Tom Foley, who paid $1,000 in tax-loss years of 2011 and 2012, contributed $27,000 to state, national Republicans

Tom Foley, the Republican private investor challenging Gov. Dannel Malloy, admits that 2011 and 2012 weren’t great years for his business interests. He took a $2.8 million capital gain in 2011, offset by a coincidental $2.8-million capital loss. His campaign has not responded to questions about details surrounding the loss and gain. His campaign has also not provided reporters with copies of his 2010, 2011 and 2012 Connecticut tax returns. His campaign says Foley requested extensions for filing 2013 taxes. The deadline for submitting those is coming up, though. 

So there is little on the public record on the exact details of his finances. There is, however,, which indicates that Foley contributed as much to a Maine candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012 – Bruce Poliquin – as he paid in federal taxes. Here are some details:

4-8-11- $2,500 to CT Republican Campaign Committee

4-11-11- $5,000 to Free and Strong America PAC (GOP leadership)

5-27-11- $2,500 to GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney

12-31-11- $2,500 to GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon

4-23-12 – $5,000 to CT Republican Campaign Committee

5-22-12- $1,000 to Bruce Poliquin, U.S. Senate candidate, tom and heatherMaine

5-24-12- $2,500 to Mitt Romney

5-24-12 – $2,500 to Romney Victory

7-1-12 – $2,500 to Steve Obsitnik, 4th Cong District candidate

7-5-12- $1,000 to Wayne Winsley, 3rd Cong District candidate