The New York Times profiles Malloy-Foley race.
It is Connecticut’s version of the Thrilla in Manila: a rematch between two of the state’s heavyweights, with the top job as the prize.
Dannel P Malloy, a Democrat, bested Thomas C. Foley, a Republican, when the two squared off in a contest for governor in 2010, but by a margin of only half a percentage point. Four years later, the two are running against each other again, with polls showing them even, though the momentum, after several vitriolic debates, seems to be shifting in Governor Malloy’s favor.
Mr. Malloy, a longtime government servant, raised taxes but stabilized the state’s finances and pushed forward one of the nation’s toughest gun laws after the Newtown school massacre. Mr. Foley, a wealthy businessman and former ambassador to Ireland, wants to bring his entrepreneurial skills to Connecticut’s still-flagging economy, yet thinks improving mental health services would have been more effective than new gun-control laws.
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