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POLL: Which of These Gubernatorial GOP Ads Convinces You?

McKinney and Foley’s take completely different approaches to getting your vote.

Connecticut’s gubernatorial election will take place in November, but before that state residents must take care of the Republican primary.

Republican voters will head to the polls Aug. 12 to choose their candidate for Connecticut senator. They will have the choice of state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and Greenwich businessman Tom Foley.

WATCH McKinney’s ad here.

Both candidates have now released campaign videos, with markedly different methods for convincing Connecticut Republicans to give them their vote.

WATCH Foley’s ad here.

Foley was endorsed as the gubernatorial candidate at the party’s convention in May, but McKinney got enough votes to challenge him for that nomination, the New Haven Register reports.

McKinney released an attack ad against incumbent Democratic Senator Dannel Malloy back in May. The video shows McKinney watching Malloy give a speech.

 “That’s disgraceful,” McKinney says into the camera. “Dan Malloy is what’s wrong with Connecticut,” he continues.

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By contrast, Foley’s first television ad focuses on his family and his role as a father. In the video his wife Leslie says her husband is “incredibly smart, he can fix anything. Tom’s an optimist who gets things done.”

Governor Malloy’s office did not respond to a request for comment on the television ads.

Are you a Republican voter? Which of these political approaches convinces you? Let us know how you'll be voting in either the Republican primary or the gubernatorial election.




A New Londoner July 09, 2014 at 09:52 AM
I don't like either ad but I give Foley the nod because at least one can 'vote' and 'comment' on his ad. If the other guy is too chicken to allow the public that small amount of interaction I don't think he'll be very effective as a leader.
Berlin Citizen July 09, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Political ads are fiction, full of lies and false promises. These rich SOBs don't care one iota about us. All they care about is power and money. Time to get money out of politics. They are all crooks and liars. Period!
Dan Gaita July 09, 2014 at 02:05 PM
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=227553234115005 we do have another option. I am here for all of you that are tired of all of them.
Dan Gaita July 09, 2014 at 02:06 PM
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=227553234115005

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