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Op-Ed: Tonight’s debate, a ‘thrilla’ or not?

The New York Times recently referred to the Malloy-Foley debates as “The Thrilla in Manila.” Linda McMahon should be lining up the pay-per-view rights. Thursday evening’s shindig at The Garde in New London is historically feisty:  starring savvy journalists fed gotcha questions from opposing political camps and a raucous crowd that cheers each verbal punch. Still we revere […]

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Op-Ed: Tonight’s debate, a ‘thrilla’ or not?

The New York Times recently referred to the Malloy-Foley debates as “The Thrilla in Manila.” Linda McMahon should be lining up the pay-per-view rights. Thursday evening’s shindig at The Garde in New London is historically feisty:  starring savvy journalists fed gotcha questions from opposing political camps and a raucous crowd that cheers each verbal punch. Still we revere […]

Posted inPolitics

Tom Foley, up close and surprisingly personal

Connecticut can’t quite get a bead on Tom Foley. If voters elect him governor in three weeks, polling says it will be mainly for the fact he is not Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Deep into his second run, Foley still prompts questions about who he is, why he is running and what, exactly, he would do if elected. In a recent two-hour interview, Foley explored some of those questions. First of a two-day series.

Posted inPolitics

Super PAC spending on CT governor’s race exceeds $7 million

Another $1.2 million flowed into Connecticut’s deadlocked race for governor over the past 48 hours as two super PACs allied with the Democratic and Republican governors’ associations fought for superiority in a war of negative advertising. Outside politicians are joining the flow of dollars into the state, with visits next week from President Obama, Bill Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.