Updated with statement from Republican candidate for governor, State Sen. John McKinney.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley says there’s “nothing new here” after a Hartford Courant article about his 1981 arrest, wherein an alleged victim claims Foley rammed his car intentionally five times on eastern Long Island.
“I said before that we disagreed about what had happened. That’s nothing new. We obviously disagree,” Foley said Tuesday afternoon.
The issue of Foley’s 1981 arrest and another one years later in Greenwich have been among the issues Democrats have raised since Foley announced he was exploring his second run at the governor's mansion.
Foley maintained Tuesday that the issue was minor in nature, but that he...
A report published Tuesday by the Hartford Courant suggests Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley repeatedly and intentionally rammed another vehicle five separate times in a 1981 incident on Long Island — a contrast to what Foley has previously described as a minor accident.
Tuesday afternoon, the Courant published a story by reporter Jon Lender that sheds more light on the incident, after which Foley was arrested and spent a night in jail.
The accident report said that Foley allegedly hit the other car – which had five people in it – three times on the left rear fender and twice on its left front fender.
The incident unfolded over a mile or so, and one of the collisions happened when the cars were going about 50 mph, the offense...
Secretary of State Denise Merrill has halted a newsletter sent to more than 5,000 individuals, an overwhelming majority of which are Democrats, after a Hartford Courant article exposed the partisan nature of the contact list, and questioned how it was created.
The article was published Friday. In a news conference Tuesday, Merrill announced she would no longer send the newsletter and called on the Auditors of Public Accounts to investigate the issue to determine if there was any wrongdoing.
The creation of a database of contacts to send the newsletter to was a focus of the Courant report and the ensuing backlash.
Merrill said in a statement Tuesday that the database had been created using a host of sources of contact information. In addition to email, the...
Secretary of State Denise Merrill will answer questions relating to an "office e-newsletter" Tuesday, after the Hartford Courant's Jon Lender exposed that Merrill had been sending monthly newsletters using her office's resources to thousands of Democrats touting her achievements since June.
The news conference is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. in Merrill's office.
The article, published Friday evening says Merrill sent the newsletter from her office to more than 5,000 people, a majority of whom are Democratic activists and donors.
More from Lender:
Merrill, who is up for re-election next year, insists that the newsletter that's mailed to more than 5,000 people a month is intended to keep her constituents informed. But The Courant reported...
A Twitter account promoting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election bid is up and running.
The problem is that the account, @DanMalloy4CT, isn't run by anyone affiliated with Malloy, despite a bio that reads: "Please join me as I set out to better our state for our children."
The account was created Monday. Its first tweet was a photo of Malloy at the Columbus Day parade in Branford, along with a line that read "Great to see the crowds at the Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade in #Branford!"
But Andrew Doba, Malloy’s director of communications,said the account was not run by the governor or anyone associated with him.
Doba said the governor's staff was looking into the issue.
A few minutes following a post from...