Tom Foley

Election 2014
5:55 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Foley Downplays Obama's Campaign Visit For Malloy

Conn. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley's campaign bus parked outside an office park in Shelton, Conn., where the candidate had a campaign rally on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

On Friday, Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley downplayed the significance of President Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport on Sunday to stump for his Democratic rival Governor Dannel Malloy.

The latest Quinnipiac University released on Wednesday shows Foley and Malloy in a dead heat.

Foley, a Greenwich businessman, says he’s not expecting that the president’s visit will help sway the vote in Connecticut.

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Election 2014
9:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Michelle Obama Rallies Support For Malloy In New Haven

Michelle Obama rallying the Democratic faithful to support the re-election of Conn Governor Dannel Malloy at Wilbur Cross High School gymnasium in New Haven on Thursday, October 30, 2014
Credit Ebong Udoma

First Lady Michelle Obama rallied the Democratic Party faithful in Connecticut on Thursday, urging voters to help re-elect Governor Dannel Malloy and calling him an "instrumental partner" to her husband.

Obama was treated like a rock star with screams and cheers as she appeared on stage with Malloy in front of a crowd of more than 2,400 at Wilbur Cross High School. But her speech was interrupted several times by some Dreamers - undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children - heckling her about immigration reform. That prompted this response from the first lady.

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Election 2014
6:23 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Malloy and Foley bring in national surrogates to help close the deal

The campaign for governor in Connecticut is now in its final week and a number of national political figures are expected to come to Connecticut to help the candidates close the deal. Last night Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley sought votes on opposite sides of state on Monday.

Foley campaigned in southeastern Connecticut with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie helped rally Republican Party faithful at a café in Groton.

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Election 2014
1:09 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Foley a no show at Conn gubernatorial debate hosted by WVIT-TV

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti at the WVIT-TV debate on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2014.

The latest Connecticut gubernatorial TV debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. 

Foley was a no show at WVIT’s 7 p.m. debate Thursday night even though the station left a seat on the stage open for him until 6:45. Foley’s campaign spokesman said he was instead taping a segment for a Sunday talk show on a rival TV station.

That left the stage to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti.

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Election 2014
5:53 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Foley expected to be a no show at WVIT-TV debate

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, gestures as he speaks during a debate with incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, is expected to be a no show at tonight’s televised debate on Connecticut’s NBC affiliate. It’s the second debate in which all three candidates on the state’s gubernatorial ballot are invited.

He’s not taking part tonight because his campaign’s negotiation with the NBC affiliate did not go well, Foley said on WNPR’s Where We Live program on Wednesday.

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