Trailing in the polls, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is pursuing a shrinking pool of uncommitted voters with a TV ad that presents a softer side of the governor and with a line of attack on the campaign trail that portrays Republican Tom Foley as anti-worker and anti-middle class.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley spent a fast-paced hour in their first debate Wednesday night straining to make the race for governor turn on questions of each other’s records, Malloy’s as governor and Foley’s as a businessman.
Eighteen years after its bankruptcy and four years after its introduction to Connecticut voters in series of political ads, the defunct Bibb Co. of Bibb City, Ga., continues to haunt the political ambitions of its former owner, Tom Foley of Greenwich, Conn.
Tom Foley’s new television ad is both an attack on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s record and an attempt to inoculate himself against Malloy’s efforts last week to define Foley as tone-deaf to the concerns of working-class Connecticut voters.