John Mckinney

Election 2014
9:25 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Foley wins GOP primary; Conn. Republicans united in rematch against Malloy

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, speaks to supporters as his wife Leslie, right, looks on after defeating John McKinney in the Republican primary for Connecticut governor, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hil

Connecticut Republicans have given Greenwich businessman Tom Foley a second opportunity to run against Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

The former U.S. ambassador to Ireland defeated state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney in Tuesday's GOP primary in unofficial returns.

Foley was endorsed by the GOP and had been favored to win the match-up against the lesser-known McKinney, a 16-year veteran of the General Assembly from Fairfield.

Foley's victory sets up a rematch with Malloy, who won his first term by narrowly defeating Foley in 2010.

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Low turnout expected in the Conn GOP primary
5:28 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

The outcome of the Conn GOP gubernatorial primary might depend on turnout

In this Monday, July 28, 2014 photo, Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut governor campaigns, center, talks with New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, left, and her chief of staff John Healey, right, in New Britain, Conn. Foley is running against Republican John McKinney in Connecticut's Aug. 12 primary for governor.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

There are estimates that less than 20 percent of the 430,000 registered Republicans in Connecticut will show up in tomorrow’s state GOP gubernatorial primary. The contest is between party-endorsed candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and challenger state Senate Minority leader John McKinney of Fairfield.

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Gubernatorial, state Senate & House, other races
4:59 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

What primaries are in your Conn. district on Tuesday?

Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut

Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut, and in addition to the higher-profile race between Tom Foley and John McKinney for the Republican spot on the gubernatorial ticket this fall, there are a nearly 30 other races across the state. Republicans will also choose their nominees for lieutenant governor and comptroller. And both Republicans and Democrats in many communities will choose their candidates for state Senate and House of Representatives seats.

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McKinney says he's the only candidate with a plan
4:48 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

McKinney says he's got a plan to eliminate Conn income tax on those making $75,000 or less

Conn GOP gubernatorial primary candidate John McKinney announcing his tax plan on Main Street in Stratford, Conn, on Thursday July 31, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

One of two Republican candidates for Connecticut governor, state Senator John McKinney, is calling for a partial elimination of the state's personal income tax. McKinney said on Thursday that the plan would eliminate the tax on those earning $75,000 or less, beginning in 2017. 

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Foley wants McKinney out of the race
4:26 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race

Republican candidate for governor John McKinney speaks at a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader 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

In Connecticut, John McKinney says he won’t drop out of next month’s GOP primary for governor. His rival the party-endorsed candidate Tom Foley made the suggestion earlier this week.   

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