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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy's campaign is brushing aside an offer of a truce on personal attacks from his Republican opponent, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley.

During a contentious televised debate on Thursday night, Foley questioned Malloy's integrity, saying the governor had been investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford. Malloy responded by questioning Foley’s business ethics and claiming that Foley had lied to the FBI about a 1981 car crash that had involved Foley spending a night in jail.

Ebong Udoma

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.