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Quinnipiac poll shows tight race
1:45 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Poll: Foley, Malloy tied & unpopular; Visconti looks like a protest vote

GOP candidate Tom Foley, Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy, and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti (L to R)
Credit (AP Photos/Jessica Hill, File)

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Connecticut’s gubernatorial race remains tight – with Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy at 43 percent and Republican Tom Foley at 42 percent. 

With the race this tight, Quinnipiac Poll Director Douglas Schwartz says the conventional wisdom is that conservative third-party candidate Joe Visconti, who is coming in at 9 percent in the poll, is probably taking votes away from Republican Foley.

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Election 2014
6:06 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Both Malloy and Foley promise not to cut state aid to cities and towns

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley speaking at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities convention in Hartford on Oct. 21, 2014.
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Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut and his Republican challenger, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, are both pledging not to cut state aid to towns and cities.

The candidates, who are in a close race, spoke at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities convention on Tuesday.

Malloy reminded the municipal leaders that he’s kept a promise he made when he was first elected four years ago and looked out for towns and cities.

“The difference between us and other states is we did not balance our budget on the back of our local communities,” he said.

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Election 2014
5:53 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Dems want Foley to release state tax details

Conn. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley talks with reporters following a transportation forum in North Haven on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

The Connecticut Democratic Party is calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley to give more details about his tax returns.

Foley made a summary of his 2013 tax return available on Friday. It showed that Foley paid $673 in federal taxes for that year.

The wealthy businessman from Greenwich spent $11 million of his own money on his first run for governor in 2010.  

The 2013 tax summary shows that Foley had alimony payments to his first wife and reported business losses of about $117,000. His only federal tax liability was a $673 self-employment tax.  

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Election 2014
4:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Conn. gubernatorial candidates spar over gun law in first debate that includes all three candidates

In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Joe Visconti, listens as votes are tallied at the Connecticut Republican Convention in Uncasville, Conn. Visconti submitted enough valid signatures by the Aug. 6 deadline to successfully petition his way onto the 2014 ballot for governor.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy took advantage of petitioning candidate Joe Visconti's first appearance at a gubernatorial debate to criticize his Republican opponent Tom Foley's position on Connecticut's gun control law.

The debate between the three candidates took place at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Thursday night. 

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Election 2014
7:58 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Conn. Democrats thrilled to have Obama campaign for Malloy in Bridgeport

US Senator Richard Blumenthal, President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Conn, at the Oct. 30, 2010 Democratic Party rally at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Blumenthal and Himes won election to federal office following the rally.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Democrats say they’re excited to have President Barack Obama campaign for Gov. Dannel Malloy at a rally in Bridgeport on Wednesday. State Republicans are downplaying the significance of the rally.

In 2010, President Obama made one of his last campaign appearances in Bridgeport. The rally at the Webster Bank arena attracted about 9,000 people, and helped boost turnout in Bridgeport so much so that local election officials ran out of ballots. It resulted in Democrat Malloy defeating Republican businessman Tom Foley by 6,400 votes after a recount in Bridgeport.

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