Foley appeals denial of injunction to Connecticut Supreme Court

Lawyers for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley filed papers this afternoon asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to block his GOP rival, Michael C. Fedele, from spending $2.18 million in public financing until a review by the high court.

A Superior Court judge this morning rejected an injunction request initiated by Foley and joined by Oz Griebel.

A federal appeals court also issued a decision today upholding much of Connecticut’s public financing law, but striking down the state’s ability to provide supplemental grants to candidates triggered by their opponents’ spending. A detailed story on both decisions and the political fallout is available here.