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Typical Malloy, Foley debate fare: taxes, jobs . . . sex slaves

In a final televised confrontation, Republican Tom Foley aggressively pushed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday to match his 11th-hour promise to eliminate the state income tax on Social Security benefits and teacher pensions. They also debated art, sex and boat names. Continue Reading →

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Another surprise in a 5th CD debate, this time on taxes

Republican Mark Greenberg surprised U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, at their final debate Tuesday by declaring himself open to a higher Social Security tax, despite attacking her in a new TV commercial for taking the same position. Continue Reading →

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Malloy and Foley punch away, whatever the topic

Whatever the question, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley pummeled each other Thursday in a tense debate broadcast on radio and television. Invitations to tell voters about their core values, moral philosophy and personal struggles with disability prompted only brief detours, then quick pivots to practiced talking points. Continue Reading →

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Malloy and Foley stage slugfest on character, integrity

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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Against a vulnerable incumbent, Foley is a cautious challenger

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to use Republican Tom Foley’s aversion to policy details against him in their first debate tonight, but the GOP challenger is betting that voters want to hear his vision for the future, not read turn-by-turn directions on how he intends to get there. It is a calculated risk. Continue Reading →

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A final, free-wheeling TV forum for Foley, McKinney

NEW HAVEN – In their final televised forum before the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, Tom Foley and John P. McKinney strived during a free-wheeling hour Sunday to undermine each other’s ability to be a credible voice for change against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November. The live WTNH, Channel 8 event was a contentious exercise in political branding. Continue Reading →

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