Friday, June 27, 2014
By Keith M. Phaneufwww.ctmirror.org
Republican gubernatorial contenders Tom Foley and John McKinney found more common ground than points of contention toight as they squared off for the first time in a campaign forum.
Addressing the Connecticut chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors at the Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill, the GOP candidates pledged to reduce state spending and taxes while slamming Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for Connecticut’s sluggish recovery from the last recession.
They also found agreement on economic development and transportation issues, while taking modestly different stands on state employee concessions and highway
“People are really upset. They are angry,” said Foley, a Greenwich businessman and the party’s 2010 gubernatorial nominee. “They think something has been taken away from them, … their prospects for the future.”
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