by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics

September 2014

Democrats Claim Tom Foley's Use of Think Tank's Work Violates Election Laws

09/30/14

Democrats Claim Tom Foley's Use of Think Tank's Work Violates Election Laws

Democrats are claiming Tom Foley’s use of material researched by the Connecticut Policy Institute, which the candidate founded as a business entity, is a violation of state election laws.

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Tom Foley's Schools Plan Fails, Malloy, Democrats Say

09/26/14

Tom Foley's Schools Plan Fails, Malloy, Democrats Say

Republican gubernatorial contender Tom Foley's schools plan comes under fire from Gov. Dannel Malloy and Democrats.

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Tom Foley Wants to Cap Connecticut's Car Tax to Ease Pain Where It's Punitive

09/25/14

Tom Foley Wants to Cap Connecticut's Car Tax to Ease Pain Where It's Punitive

Tom Foley wants to cap the tax rate for automobiles to 30 mills with the state covering the revenue gap it would mean for municipalities.

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Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

09/18/14

Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

A report released Wednesday on the University of Connecticut found it has a $3.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, with a future return that is expected to be brighter.

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Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

09/16/14

Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

The Connecticut Democratic Party called a digital ad criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put out by his gubernatorial opponent “out of bounds” and asked that it be taken down.

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Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

09/12/14

Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

Our campaign wanted to give you an opportunity to see Mark's new television ad "Barking Dogs" which highlights the partisan gridlock in Washington and shows why Mark will bring the new leadership to Washington that can get things done!" That's the opening of an email announcing the first television ad of Republican Mark Greenberg, the Litchfield real estate developer attempting to prevent U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty from winning a second term representing the 5th District. The Greenberg message goes on: Mark is an outsider and a businessman who knows how to create jobs and balance budgets. Mark and his wife Linda founded a no-kill animal rescue facility that has sheltered and saved thousands of animals. Mark also has a long history of creating good...

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Foley Six Points Ahead of Malloy in Latest Q Poll

09/10/14

Foley Six Points Ahead of Malloy in Latest Q Poll

Connecticut voters likely see Republican Tom Foley as a better alternative than incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to lead their state, especially in areas such as jobs and the economy, a Quinnipiac University Poll released today reports.

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Malloy Commits $186 Million to Jobs in Tight Connecticut Governor's Race

09/09/14

Malloy Commits $186 Million to Jobs in Tight Connecticut Governor's Race

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is putting a heavy emphasis on helping small and minority contractors, as well as training and hiring the unemployed as part of his urban agenda, while continuing the state’s tax credits and loans for businesses.

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Bill Clinton Rallies Democratic Troops for Governor Malloy in New Haven

09/02/14

Bill Clinton Rallies Democratic Troops for Governor Malloy in New Haven

Former President Bill Clinton revved up the true believers in a weekday rally putting the onus on them to get a second term for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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