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Outside spending on governor’s race topped $18 million

Tom Foley and Dannel P. Malloy

Outside spending on Connecticut’s closely contested race for governor reached a record $18.2 million in 2014, a five-fold increase from 2010 that dwarfed the $6.5 million in public financing allotted to each of the major-party candidates. But fears of heavy independent spending on legislative races went unrealized. Continue Reading →

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Malloy and Foley stage slugfest on character, integrity

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley sharply questioned each other’s character, ability and records Thursday night in the season’s wildest debate, a televised confrontation that resurrected Foley’s long-ago night in jail and Malloy’s brush with a mayoral corruption investigation in which he was cleared. Continue Reading →

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Foley TV ad pledges to make ‘every school in Connecticut great’

Foley education ad

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says in his latest TV ad that he has “a plan for making every school in Connecticut great,” a promise that could fall short on two measures: His only published plan is an outline of five bullet points, one of which would strip failing schools of money, potentially hastening their demise. Continue Reading →

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Greenberg’s candidacy takes a complicating detour

Mark Greenberg, the Republican candidate in the 5th Congressional, .

NEW HAVEN – Lots of politicians tell the press and public the truth, if not always the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But Mark Greenberg, the Republican nominee for the 5th Congressional District, may be the only candidate in this election season to actually talk about his political ambitions under oath. His status as a government witness in a high-profile corruption trial could complicate the final weeks of his third campaign for Congress. Continue Reading →

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It’s Labor Day, and unions’ message is fear Foley, favor Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressing a union breakfast. Lori Pelletier watches.

Unions can’t promise Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a win just by being with him in 2014. But of the few certainties in the business of campaigns and elections, count on this: Malloy, the first Democratic governor of Connecticut in a generation, is a lock to lose to Republican Tom Foley without them. The unions know that, so does Malloy. Continue Reading →

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GOP lawmaker stumbles into gubernatorial transportation feud

Rep. David Scribner

State Rep. David Scribner didn’t intend to intervene Monday in the race between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley. But when the Republican lawmaker from Brookfield attended the Democratic governor’s event to tout a local bridge program, he struggled to praise the initiative without crediting Malloy – or discrediting Foley.
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As Pelto fades, Visconti ramps up with pitch to gun owners


Can Twitter, the Outdoor Channel and a commercial starring the “Buckmobile,” a customized convertible that once belonged to country star Buck Owens, bring enough national gun money into Connecticut to make pistol-packing, third-party candidate Joe Visconti a factor in the race for governor? Continue Reading →

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