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Election 2014
1:09 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Foley a no show at Conn gubernatorial debate hosted by WVIT-TV

Conn Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti at the WVIT-TV debate on Thursday October 24, 2014.

The latest Connecticut gubernatorial TV debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. 

Foley was a no show at WVIT’s 7 p.m. debate Thursday night even though the station left a seat on the stage open for him until 6:45. Foley’s campaign spokesman said he was instead taping a segment for a Sunday talk show on a rival TV station.

That left the stage to Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti.

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Faulty airbags have killed four
5:58 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Blumenthal calls for national airbag recall

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2002 Honda CR-V, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. In a letter delivered Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.
Credit AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and fellow Democratic Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts are calling on federal regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corporation.

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Election 2014
5:53 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Foley expected to be a no show at WVIT-TV debate

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, gestures as he speaks during a debate with incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, is expected to be a no show at tonight’s televised debate on Connecticut’s NBC affiliate. It’s the second debate in which all three candidates on the state’s gubernatorial ballot are invited.

He’s not taking part tonight because his campaign’s negotiation with the NBC affiliate did not go well, Foley said on WNPR’s Where We Live program on Wednesday.

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Quinnipiac poll shows tight race
1:45 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Poll: Foley, Malloy tied & unpopular; Visconti looks like a protest vote

GOP candidate Tom Foley, Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy, and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti (L to R)
Credit (AP Photos/Jessica Hill, File)

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Connecticut’s gubernatorial race remains tight – with Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy at 43 percent and Republican Tom Foley at 42 percent. 

With the race this tight, Quinnipiac Poll Director Douglas Schwartz says the conventional wisdom is that conservative third-party candidate Joe Visconti, who is coming in at 9 percent in the poll, is probably taking votes away from Republican Foley.

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Election 2014
6:06 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Both Malloy and Foley promise not to cut state aid to cities and towns

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley speaking at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities convention in Hartford on Oct. 21, 2014.
Credit CT-N Connecticut Network

Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut and his Republican challenger, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, are both pledging not to cut state aid to towns and cities.

The candidates, who are in a close race, spoke at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities convention on Tuesday.

Malloy reminded the municipal leaders that he’s kept a promise he made when he was first elected four years ago and looked out for towns and cities.

“The difference between us and other states is we did not balance our budget on the back of our local communities,” he said.

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