In 2010, Tom Foley received more votes for governor on the Republican line than Dan Malloy received on the Democratic line. The 20,000-vote difference was the Connecticut Working Families Party line where Malloy’s name also appeared for an extra 26,308 votes. Combined with his Democratic vote haul, Malloy was elected governor by roughly 6,000 votes […]
Entries Tagged as 'Tom Foley'
April 22nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics
April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]
April 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics
Hey, looking for a warmup event before the UConn national championship game? Check out the forum in Fairfield featuring Republican candidates this cycle. News release: The Fairfield Republican Town Committee will host a candidate forum open to the public on Monday, April 7th at 7p.m. in the main auditorium at Fairfield Ludlowe High School (785 […]
April 1st, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira, a controversial presence in her battle against the political establishment, has resigned from the Connecticut Working Families Party announcing “because the Working Families Party has indicated its intention to support the re-election of Governor Dannel Malloy, I cannot be a part of or associated with any such […]
OIB Rewind: Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?
April 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
This OIB story first published Oct. 25, 2013: Outgoing Board of Education member Maria Pereira, elected as a member of the Connecticut Working Families Party, has been a lightning rod since her win in 2009, even accusing local Democrats of a “plantation” mentality. (See video.) In 2012 she confronted Governor Dan Malloy in a testy exchange during the governor’s […]
March 28th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Democratic Governor Dan Malloy quietly on Friday officially announced he’s seeking another four-year term. Not exactly a revelation. Malloy has been publicly coy about another term, preferring to keep the focus on governing as Republican challengers position for the right to face him in November. But, if not verbally, Malloy has acted like a candidate […]
March 25th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Update: comment from Shays. They have lived in the same house, they sometimes are physically confused for the other, and both are Republicans. So why shouldn’t former Congressman Chris Shays lend his name to a fundraiser for former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a candidate for lieutenant governor trying to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election […]