Monday, June 16, 2014
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
New Haven – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley was greeted with derisive laughter today as he told a dubious Connecticut AFL-CIO that his call for a “Wisconsin moment” was simply a plea to end one-party Democratic rule in Connecticut, not to undermine collective bargaining rights.
“Did I say something funny?” Foley asked, looking at labor delegates in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel.
“Yeah. Yeah,” delegates shouted in response.
Foley was followed to the stage by Lee Saunders, the national president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the first-term Democrat certain to win the AFL-CIO’s endorsement Tuesday.
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