Dems file election complaint against Foley

Tom Foley and his wife, Leslie (Screengrab of ad)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Democratic Party filed an election complaint against Republican Tom Foley on Monday alleging that the campaign violated the clean election laws. Specifically, the Democrats say the Foley campaign spent more money than they could have had on hand, citing the campaign’s purchase of TV ads before it receive public funds.

Reserving time on TV with public funds isn’t against election laws, but the Democratic Party alleges that Foley’s campaign did it when most all of the $250,000 it raised in order to qualify would have been spent. Or at least that’s what they think happened.

According to the complaint filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, on June 28 the Foley campaign disclosed that it had spent about $259,081. That would leave the campaign with about $10,918 to spend between June 29 and July 2. On July 1, Foley’s campaign spent more than $50,000 reserving airtime on all four major TV networks.

The ad, which features Foley’s wife Leslie bragging about how smart she thinks her husband is and what a good father he is to his kids, started airing today.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.


2 responses to “Dems file election complaint against Foley”

  1. John Hamlin

    Translation: Foley must be making some gains (who knew?) prompting the other side to file speculative complaints. Same old, same old.

  2. One and Done.

    So it is ok for the Governor to spend billions of our money he doesn’t ever have a chance of raising from the weakened economy he has created. But if Foley obliges himself for some funds he’ll have in a few weeks we need a thorough investigation. The poll numbers must be worse for Malloy than we know.

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