Dems say plagiarism turned into coordination, Foley camp dismisses claim

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – State Democrats filed a complaint against Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley Thursday, asking election regulators to investigate his campaign’s use of policy language from a think tank Foley founded.

Foley is running against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whom he narrowly lost to in 2010. After Foley released an urban strategies plan Wednesday, Democrats quickly accused the candidate of plagiarizing sections of the plan from the work of three think tanks, including the Connecticut Policy Institute. Foley founded the group in 2011.

In a complaint to the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Democrats argued that Foley’s use of the policy institute’s work amounts to an illegal contribution and coordination.

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