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CT GOV: Foley balks at attending gubernatorial debate…in DANBURY!

Cross post from HatCityBLOG

Oh, this is rich!

Ignored by Republican Tom Foley, the League of Women Voters said today it was pulling the plug on three televised gubernatorial debates planned for Bridgeport, Stamford and Danbury.


In the governors race, Foley never responded to invitations for the League’s debates in Bridgeport, Stamford and Danbury that were to be sponsored by the Hearst Newspapers and broadcast by WABC. Hearst has newspapers in all three cities.

“It’s the first time it’s the non-response of a major party” that prompted the cancellation of League debates,” said Patricia Donovan, the organization’s coordinator of voter services.

It’s great to see that Foley holds his running mate’s city in such high regard that he decided to bail out on the LWV/News-Times debate.

…oh, and Foley’s excuse.

“These three debates just didn’t fit into Tom’s schedule,” said Liz Osborn, a spokeswoman for the Foley.

Hmm, where have we heard that line used before?