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Gubernatorial debate turns personal, nasty

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

HARTFORD, Conn. – After having his integrity questioned repeatedly during Thursday night’s televised debate, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy dragged every skeleton he could from Republican Tom Foley’s closet and put them on display.

The two gubernatorial rivals repeatedly made verbal attacks on each other before a crowd of 1,100 at the University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. But Malloy, a first-term Democrat, waited until near the end of the hour to respond to an implication by Foley that he engaged in corruption as mayor of Stamford.

“Tom has attacked my integrity several times tonight and I’ve kept quiet about it. But I want to say this Tom, that’s not the way we treat each other and certainly someone in a glass house shouldn’t be throwing stones,” he said.

Then Malloy let loose a barrage of attacks on incidents from Foley’s past. He started with a penalty Foley paid to election regulators last year, then moved into more personal territory.

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2 responses to “Gubernatorial debate turns personal, nasty”

  1. John Hamlin

    Too bad they aren’t sticking to the issues. We need serious leadership.

  2. Oldtimer

    If there is any truth to the stories Malloy brought up, and there seems to be, Foley is not the best choice for our next governor. Malloy has not accomplished everything he wanted to, but he has done a lot. If Foley lied to the FBI, on paper, about his criminal arrest history, he may well be looking at charges for lying before long.

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