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Ten things John McKinney thinks about health care

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As governor, John McKinney said, he’d side more with consumers on insurance-related matters, privatize social services and ask state employees to accept less costly health insurance. He’s critical of Obamacare, but didn’t cite any specific ways he’d change how Connecticut handles it. And he cited personal experiences in explaining his views on certain issues, including physician-assisted suicide and the need to improve patient safety in hospitals. Continue Reading →

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Foley challenges GOP rivals on money

Tom Foley is raising expectations about delegate support and financial resources in the run up to this weekend’s Republican convention, saying a first-ballot endorsement for governor and his qualifying for public financing are within reach. His GOP rivals say he is grandstanding. Continue Reading →

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New poll, same result: Foley, Malloy tied for governor

Tom Foley goes to the Republican convention next week as the public favorite for the GOP nomination for governor, tied in the general-election match up with the Democratic incumbent, Dannel P. Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday. Continue Reading →

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CT donors more generous to GOP governors in 2014

Connecticut donors gave $800,000 to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, money the state GOP hopes will flow back to its campaign to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a vulnerable first-term Democrat. Donors include an executive of a company promised $115 million in aid by Malloy. Continue Reading →

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Foley follows a unique playbook in GOP race for governor

One of six candidates seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Tom Foley is alone in keeping secret how he intends to finance his campaign, just as he was the only candidate to skip last week’s televised debate in Hartford or to decline invitations to attend any other debate before nominating convention on May 17. Continue Reading →

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GOP gubernatorial candidates debate guns, taxes, corruption and TV shows

This is a photo of GOP candidates debating.

The five Republican candidates for governor who faced off in a debate Friday signed a pledge to treat each other with respect, and they did: The jabs were reserved for the man each hopes to replace, first-term Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Continue Reading →

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