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The Tom Foley Clock: Day 62

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC PARTY
330 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 • ctdems.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

 

The Tom Foley Clock: Day 62

 

(Hartford, Connecticut) –  62 days have passed since Governor Malloy proposed the toughest gun control laws in the nation. 20 days have passed since the Legislature passed the bill, and the Governor signed the bill.  In all that time, Republican candidate for Governor Tom Foley has refused to say whether or not he’d sign the bill.  As recently as yesterday, he continued to evade the question of whether or not he would have signed the bill.

Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party is releasing a countdown clock to track how long it will take for Mr. Foley to weigh in on this very important issue.

Mr. Foley, Connecticut’s waiting.

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Top 5 Reasons Larry Cafero and John McKinney Haven’t Put Out a Budget of Their Own

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC PARTY
330 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 • ctdems.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

Top 5 Reasons Larry Cafero and John McKinney Haven’t Put Out a Budget of Their Own

(Hartford, Connecticut) – Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party released the following top 5 reasons Larry Cafero and John McKinney haven’t put out a budget:

We don’t want to get Phaneufed.
The dog ate it.
And tell people where we’d cut spending? HA HA HA – yeah, right!
Why are you picking on us? Why don’t you ask Foley if he’d have signed the gun bill? Oh wait…
Busy working on our website: http://republicanbudgetplan.tumblr.com/

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Foley, Cafero, McKinney: Birds Of A Feather

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC PARTY
330 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 • ctdems.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

Foley, Cafero, McKinney: Birds Of A Feather

(Hartford, Connecticut) – Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo:

“What do Tom Foley, Larry Cafero, and John McKinney have in common? Two things: they’d all like to be Governor, and they’re more interested in criticizing Gov. Malloy than they are in making the tough decisions a governor needs to make. 59 days have passed since Gov. Malloy proposed the toughest gun control laws in the nation. 17 days have passed since he signed the bill. Still, Tom Foley won’t say whether he’d have signed that bill. Clearly more interested in pandering to the NRA, Tom Foley refuses to stand up and be counted on one of the most important issues of our time.

74 days have passed since Gov. Malloy proposed a tough, balanced budget. Still, Larry Cafero and John McKinney refuse to offer an alternative solution. All they do is lob criticisms from the sidelines, sometimes via whiny press releases, other times sounding shrill at press conferences. But still no new ideas.

You want to be governor? Take a stand. Make a tough decision. Risk angering people who disagree with you. Put solutions on the table.”

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Disappointing vote in US Senate, But Still No Answer From Tom Foley

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC PARTY
330 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 • ctdems.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

DISAPPOINTING VOTE IN US SENATE, BUT STILL NO ANSWER FROM TOM FOLEY

(Hartford, Connecticut) – Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party released the following statement from Executive Director Jonathan Harris:

“There are a bunch of words – shameful, embarrassing, pathetic, ridiculous, etc. – that could be used to describe yesterday’s defeat of common sense gun control measures in the US Senate. But at least elected officials made their positions known on the issue. It’s been a little more than four months since the Newtown tragedy, a little less than two months since Gov. Malloy proposed a package of common sense gun control measures, and exactly two weeks since the Connecticut Legislature overwhelmingly passed and Gov. Malloy signed into law the toughest gun control laws in the nation. In all that time, Tom Foley – who says he has what it takes to lead Connecticut as Governor – has outright refused to be clear about where he stands on one of the most important issues of our time. He’s flat-out refused to say whether or not he would’ve signed the bill Gov. Malloy signed, even as members of his own party cast their votes, here in Hartford and in Washington, DC.

Maybe that’s because Mr. Foley thinks he can get away it, maybe he thinks no one’s paying attention, or maybe he thinks the issue will fade away. Who knows what he thinks? He won’t say. But leadership is about accountability, it’s about taking a stand, it’s about standing up and being counted when everything is on the line. Tom Foley’s done none of those things. It can’t be that he doesn’t have a position on the bill that was signed into law; everyone does. What would he have done if he’d been Governor on April 4 and the bill got to his desk – run away and hide? No, he would’ve been forced to make a decision: sign it, or veto it. That’s the choice ‘Governor’ Foley would’ve faced. Why should Candidate Foley be allowed to get away without saying where he stands on the bill? He shouldn’t. And eventually he won’t. Maybe, just maybe, today’s the day.

So let’s give it one more try: Mr. Foley, would you have signed the bill? The people you say you want to govern deserve an answer.”

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