WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – Republican Tom Foley defeated John McKinney in the primary Tuesday night by a 55% to 44% margin.
Foley’s team had been confident all evening that he would be victorious as he held an obvious lead over McKinney early on. But now, Foley will be facing Gov. Dannel Malloy, the man who beat him four years ago by only 6,500 votes, after spending $10 million dollars of his own money on that race.
Foley is now switching gears and talking about his strategy to unseat Malloy, who he says has been overspending and doing a poor job in office. Foley says he plans to cut spending and taxes if he is governor. However, but he says he has a different campaign strategy that will be more inclusive to urban areas this time around.
“We will either have four more years of Dan Malloy’s damaging policies, ever-higher taxes and costs to drive up everyone’s cost of living. Or, we will head in a different direction. We will have pro-growth policies that reduce taxes, get control over spending, and support job creators,” said Foley.
Foley is participating in a public finance plan and will receive about $6.5 million to run against Gov. Malloy, and Malloy will get the same amount.
However, the national Republican Party could step in and contribute a lot more money to his campaign on his behalf so we could see this race get expensive all over again.