Nov 11, 2013
12:09 PM
Connecticut Politics

Tom Foley to New Yorkers: Unhappy with de Blasio? Come to Connecticut Next Year

Tom Foley to New Yorkers: Unhappy with de Blasio? Come to Connecticut Next Year

Screenshot from Tom Foley ad

In his first TV spot of the 2014 race, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley is urging New Yorkers unhappy with the election of liberal Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to come to a state where he says there will “likely be new leadership next year."

“Enjoy one more year in your city and then come join us in Connecticut under new leadership heading in a better direction,” he says in the ad. 

Interestingly, the ad -- paid for by Foley's exploratory committee -- is airing on New York stations and aimed at people who can't actually vote for Foley. The ad is airing on Fox News in New York and on NY1, according to the exploratory committee. 

Foley, who has yet to formally enter the governor's race, tells New Yorkers  that Connecticut will “probably” elect a new governor, and will again become a wonderful place to live.

In response to the ad, James Hallinan, a spokesperson for Connecticut's Democratic Party said, "Tom Foley continues to pursue the most bizarre political strategy known to man.  At the rate he's going, he won't even be his party's nominee, much less become governor."

De Blasio, a Democrat, was elected last Tuesday in a landslide over Republican Joe Lhota. 

Tom Foley to New Yorkers: Unhappy with de Blasio? Come to Connecticut Next Year

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