December 21, 2013/Press Releases

Tom Foley Gets Angrier: New Column by the Ethically Challenged, Multi-Millionaire Who Tries to Buy Elections

Hartford, CT – Another erratic column chock-full of baseless accusations appeared in a Connecticut newspaper today by Tom Foley. Mr. Foley listened to the Connecticut Democratic Party and removed some of his offensive language directed at voters, but despite that, this new version of his column is just as insulting to the intelligence of voters as the original column.

“The angrier Tom Foley gets the more it seems he forgets his ethical problems, his repeated refusals and lies surrounding his road rage incidents, and the fact he’s a multi-millionaire who tries to buy elections every few years,” said Nancy DiNardo, Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman. “While Mr. Foley heeded our call by removing some of his insulting language to voters from this column, he’s still insulting their intelligence with his ludicrous and blatantly false accusations.  I would encourage Tom Foley to go back to the drawing board again and take a another shot at penning a column that doesn’t smack of hypocrisy and falsehoods. As they say, the third time’s a charm.”


New York Division Of Criminal Justice Official Said Foley Has The Right To Release All Reports About The 1981 Incident That Are On File. According to the Hartford Courant, “Foley has the right to all reports about the incident that are on file with the Southampton police, as well as any law enforcement agency that might have such records, Janine Kava, director of public information for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Service, said earlier this month. State statutes ‘provide that such records shall be made available to the person accused from any agency that has them,’ she said. The four passengers of Howe’s car either could not be reached or declined to comment.” [Hartford Courant, 10/15/13]

Foley Said He Had Exhausted All Efforts To Release All Records Of His 1981 Arrest, Saying There “Is Nothing Further For Me To Inquire About.” According to the CT Mirror, “But Foley said the two documents add little to the public narrative about his arrest at age 29, and he has no intention of repeating an effort he says he initiated three years ago, when The Courant disclosed the incident, relying on a July 2, 1981 account in the Southampton Press. ‘When this arose in 2010, I inquired through an attorney what records existed in Southampton and was told there was no record, either in the district attorney’s office or the Southampton police department related to the incident,’ Foley told The Mirror in an interview Tuesday. ‘I have no reasons to believe that’s not true. There is nothing further for me to inquire about.'” [CT Mirror, 10/16/13]

October 2013: Hartford Courant Obtained Police Documents Of Foley’s 1981 Arrest. According to the Hartford Courant, “Documents obtained by The Courant about a 1981 car crash involving Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley paint a dramatically different picture from the account that he gave during his failed 2010 governor’s campaign when he described the event as an accidental bump at low speed in traffic. The documents — which contain accounts from those who were in the other vehicle and a description of the physical condition of their car — say that Foley, then 29, drove behind a car full of people on a dark Long Island road in his Toyota Land Cruiser after a party and hit it five times in three separate locations.” [Hartford Courant, 10/15/13]

Foley Contributed Nearly $11 Million Of His Own Money To His 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign. According to the Associated Press state & Local Wire, “Foley, former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, fueled his campaign with nearly $11 million of his own money and $1.5 million in contributions from individuals. Malloy, a former prosecutor, campaigned with $8.5 million from the state’s public campaign financing program after raising $250,000 in qualifying contributions.” [Associated Press State & Local Wire, 11/30/10]

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