Tom Foley, Republican candidate for governor of Conn., talks with former Democratic State Rep. Vincent Tonucci at Massamino's Pizzeria, during a campaign walking tour of Main Street in Ansonia on Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014.
Tom Foley, the Republican running for governor in Connecticut, said on Tuesday he supports a gun restriction proposal by his opponent Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy. The proposal would make it illegal for anyone under a temporary restraining order to posses a firearm.
Malloy made the proposal last week when domestic violence was part of a national conversation following the release of a video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching and knocking out his fiancée.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll on the Connecticut Governor’s race finds more voters say Republican challenger Tom Foley would do a better job on the economy than Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.
Foley has been attacking Malloy’s economic development policies. One attack focuses on the approval of state subsidies for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The subsidies would have helped Bridgewater move its headquarters from Westport to Stamford.
A recent Foley web ad criticized Malloy for the move that eventually did not happen.
Tom Foley, the Republican running for governor in Connecticut, is criticizing incumbent governor Dannel Malloy for spending money on mass transit instead of roads and highways. Foley and Malloy spoke about their transportation agendas at a candidate forum in North Haven on Monday.
Republican challenger Tom Foley leads Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy by six points in the latest poll on the race for governor in Connecticut. The Quinnipiac University Poll of likely voters released on Wednesday gives Foley 46 percent to Malloy’s 40 percent.
Doug Schwartz is the director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. He says a Republican running for governor in Connecticut needs independent votes to win. So far, independent voters are breaking for Foley 48 to 35 percent, eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
Democratic candidate for governor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, fist bumps Gavan Jordan, 6, as wife Cathy Malloy, center and father Bill Jordan, left, look on, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Norwich, Conn. Malloy greeted supporters in a rally prior to a debate against Republican opponent Tom Foley.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he has a plan to make college more affordable. The Democrat, who is running for re-election, outlined his plan at campaign stops in New Britain, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford on Tuesday.
Malloy’s three point plan would allow Connecticut residents to take up to a $2,500 tax credit on student loan interest; it would allowing students to refinance their loans to lower rates; it would boost the governor’s scholarship fund from $43.6 million a year to $53.6 million a year.