First of two debates before Aug. 12 primary
6:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

First Conn GOP primary debate between Foley and McKinney is feisty

Republlican candidates for governor Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney square off during a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.
Republlican candidates for governor Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney square off during a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.
Credit AP Photo/Hartford Courant, Brad Horrigan, Pool

The Republican primary for Connecticut governor has taken on a feisty tone. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and state Senator John McKinney questioned one another's fiscal values in a debate on Thursday.