If Foley Can’t Deal with Gerry Brooks, how will he Deal with a Dem-Controlled Legislature?


There is not a more fair-minded, affable journalist in Connecticut than NBC-Connecticut’s Gerry Brooks. Yet Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley couldn’t find it in him to appear in a debate moderated by Brooks Thursday. It’s a colossal mistake. Not just because Foley has lost his slight lead—and apparently his momentum—in the polls. But also because [...]

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New Q Poll: Malloy, Foley Neck and Neck in Governor’s Race

From Quinnipiac University: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is locked in a repeat of the 2010 down-to-the-wire governor’s race as he holds 43 percent of likely voters to Republican challenger Tom Foley’s 42 percent, with 9 percent for independent candidate Joe Visconti, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 43 – [...]

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Joe Visconti—Malloy’s New Best Friend? Maybe, Maybe Not

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Petitioning candidate for governor Joe Visconti just may be 2014’s Tom Marsh. Marsh was the Republican first selectman of Chester and an independent candidate for governor in 2010 who won 1.5 percent of the vote, more than Democrat Dan Malloy’s margin of victory over Republican Tom Foley. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows this year’s rematch [...]

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Malloy Catches Foley in Connecticut’s Governor Race Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Race is Dead Heat as Independent Gets 9 Percent

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NOTE: On October 8, Public Policy Polling had Malloy up by 8 points at 43 percent to Foley’s 35 percent. From Quinnipiac University: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy overcomes a six-point lead by Tom Foley, the Republican challenger, leaving the race a 43 – 43 percent dead heat, with 9 percent for independent candidate Joe Visconti, [...]

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Of Course Foley Wants a ‘Truce’—He Can Dish it Out but He Can’t Take It


Viewers watching last Thursday gubernatorial debate not doubt noticed Republican Tom Foley nonchalantly dropping in references to Democratic Dan Malloy’s honesty and integrity. Malloy eventually had enough and with about 10 minutes to go in the contest, let loose with a barrage of attacks on Foley. Nonpartisan analysis—and anyone with knowledge of the two candidates—could [...]

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