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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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Conn. 5th District debate hits range of issues
4:55 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Esty & Greenberg disagree on Social Security, arming rebels & more in debate

U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (left) and Republican challenger Mark Greenberg at the debate in Waterbury on Tuesday
Credit CT-N

Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut's 5th District and her Republican challenger, businessman Mark Greenberg, differed on Tuesday on the best way to break gridlock in Washington. The two met in Waterbury for a debate. Esty is seeking her second term in office, and faces a competitive challenge from Greenberg.

Greenberg said the cause of the gridlock problem is that politicians care more about themselves than about the people in their districts.

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Fourth Congressional District
1:57 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Debicella and Himes tackle foreign policy in third debate

Republican challenger Dan Debicella debates Democratic Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) at the University of Connecticut's General Re auditorium in Stamford Monday. The event was sponsored by the World Affairs Forum and focused on international relations and U.S. foreign policy.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes of the Fourth Congressional District and Republican challenger Dan Debicella debated Monday night at the University of Connecticut's General Re auditorium. It was the third time for the two to debate in this year's election campaign.

Himes, of Greenwich, is vying for his fourth term in Congress. Debicella, of Shelton, is challenging Himes for a second time after being defeated in 2010.

About 160 people listened to the two debate issues such as U.S. foreign policy and national security.

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Election 2014
5:53 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Dems want Foley to release state tax details

Conn. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley talks with reporters following a transportation forum in North Haven on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

The Connecticut Democratic Party is calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley to give more details about his tax returns.

Foley made a summary of his 2013 tax return available on Friday. It showed that Foley paid $673 in federal taxes for that year.

The wealthy businessman from Greenwich spent $11 million of his own money on his first run for governor in 2010.  

The 2013 tax summary shows that Foley had alimony payments to his first wife and reported business losses of about $117,000. His only federal tax liability was a $673 self-employment tax.  

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