Tom Foley has become the second Republican candidate for Governor to break ranks with Governor Rell. During a taping of “Face the State” the former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland was asked about Rell’s controversial decision to skip 4 out the past 5 meetings of the National Governor’s Association, even though her office shelled out more than $450,000 in NGA dues. Dues paid by you, the taxpayer. Foley said membership in NGA is important and he would have gone to those meetings if he was governor.
Foley also said he would have been a better negotiator than Governor Rell, and would have vetoed the Democrats budget, and said Rell should have done just that. He also disagrees with Rell’s opposition to Sunday liquor sales, saying the government shouldn’t be preventing one type of business from opening.
The Greenwich businessman also disagreed with Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s claim that his lawsuits create jobs, a subject that came up during this week’s senate debate . Albert Foley argued Blumenthal’s legal actions hurt the state and the economy. You can see more of his explanation and answers to other issues this Sunday at 11AM for the entire interview. Our guest reporters Fran Schneidau of WCBS Newsradio 880 and Chris Powell of the Journal Inquirer.