Tom Foley, a Greenwich Republican repeatedly attacked by opponents in the 2010 race for governor as a hard-hearted businessman, is presented by his wife in the first television ad of the 2014 race as “a regular guy” and “a great dad, who would make a great governor.”
Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.
McKinney: Initial SEEC review questions just $4,600
The Republican ticket of John P. McKinney and David M. Walker said Friday that an initial review of its application for public financing has raised questions about just $4,600, leaving them with hopes of still winning approval next week.
Campaign enters new phase as Foley buys TV time
The low-key Republican primary for governor is about to get a higher profile: Tom Foley’s campaign has purchased about $40,000 of time on three broadcast stations, with the first commercials scheduled to air Monday.
Malloy delivers for SEIU, and the union returns the favor
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy basked in the embrace Wednesday of the giant Service Employees International Union, perhaps the one union in Connecticut whose relationship with the Democratic governor has been unambiguously positive.
On third try, Foley wins public financing for campaign
It took three tries and another round of fundraising, but Republican Tom Foley’s application for the public financing of his campaign for governor was approved Wednesday by the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
A primer on public financing of campaigns in Connecticut
Tom Foley makes his third try today to qualify for public financing, suddenly a make or break step for candidates in the race for governor. Here’s how the program works.
Malloy hedges on expansion of paid sick days
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says fears over a ground-breaking state law mandating paid sick days were unrealized, but he demurred when asked Tuesday if he is ready to seek an expansion of a law that now has a limited reach.
Scandal called ‘important moment’ in charter movement
An inquiry into the state’s oversight of charter schools, once celebrated as laboratories of urban educational achievement and innovation, comes as they increasingly face a backlash from teachers’ unions and political figures ranging from the mayor of New York City to a third-party candidate for governor of Connecticut.
Diageo, Pfizer pay to settle 2012 DNC ethics violation
The Office of State Ethics said Monday that Diageo North America and Pfizer each have paid $5,000 penalties over their failure to report receptions they hosted at the 2012 Democratic National Convention as lobbying expenses.
Malloy offers ‘Connecticut Core’ as Common Core fix
With cover from the state’s two largest teachers’ unions, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday kicked off “Connecticut Core,” the administration’s latest effort to quell the political and policy clamor over how Common Core curriculum standards should be implemented.
Another delay for Tom Foley’s public financing grant
For the second time in two weeks, the public-financing application of Republican Tom Foley’s campaign for governor was judged to be incomplete, delaying by at least one week the awarding of a $1.35 million grant for his GOP primary campaign.
Lieberman says he’s seen 3rd-party politics from both sides
Joe Lieberman isn’t voting for Dan Malloy. But that’s not news. He’s not voting for Tom Foley, either. Or independent Jonathan Pelto. The man who represented Connecticut in the U.S. Senate for 24 years no longer lives here.
A post-script: Lauretti officially denied ballot access
His running mate threw in the towel last week, but it took the secretary of the state’s office until Tuesday to formally declare Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti ineligible for the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
Not quite the nominee, Tom Foley puts stamp on GOP
Tom Foley has to win a primary in August to be crowned the Republican nominee for governor, but he already is using his endorsement by the GOP convention last month as a mandate to assert control over the state party’s fundraising.
Malloy and Pelto finally at same microphone, if hours apart
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman politely thanked Working Families Party members Saturday for what they did in 2010 to elect her and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The governor then brusquely reminded them of what he did on the strength of that victory: “Elections have consequences.”