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Foley goes after McKinney and Malloy in latest ad

Foley campaign ad (screengrab)
Foley campaign ad (screengrab)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Republican gubernatorial primary race took a sharp turn into negative territory Wednesday when Tom Foley released a new ad likening his opponent, John McKinney, to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and accusing both of raising taxes.

The primary will be held  Aug. 12.
The primary will be held Aug. 12.

The 30-second ad frames Foley, the 2010 Republican nominee for governor, as a political “outsider,” while calling McKinney, the senate minority leader, and Malloy “career politicians.” The ad was produced by Doug McAuliffe Strategic + Creative, a firm based in Virginia.

The attack ad comes just a day before Foley and McKinney are expected to debate in a forum sponsored by the Hartford Courant, and represents a full departure from the agreeable tone the candidates set during their first debate. During that debate, both Republicans chose to criticize Malloy’s policies rather than attack each other.

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One response to “Foley goes after McKinney and Malloy in latest ad”

  1. piberman

    Electing one career politician to replace another career politician does not give CT the well managed government demanded by its citizens. Even enthusiastic Democrats are discouraged by Gov Malloy’s performance.

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