Gubernatorial Hopeful Tom Foley Invites New Yorkers To Move To Connecticut

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Tom Foley, who lost to Dannel Malloy in Connecticut's 2010 gubernatorial race, has fired off the first video in the 2014 race.

Foley, a Republican from Greenwich who announced in September that he is exploring a re-run for governor, posted a video on YouTube titled "Wait A Second."

In it, Foley invites residents of New York City who fear the new mayor, progressive Bill de Blasio to move to Connecticut -- but not until voters "probably" elect a new governor in Connecticut. "So enjoy one more year in your city, and then come join us in Connecticut under new leadership, heading in a better direction," he says in the video from his committee. 

The Republican hopeful Tweets via @TomFoleyCT, "Wait A Second! Check out my new ad: New leadership and policy will bring people, jobs back to CT." 

The Connecticut State Democratic Party blasted back via Twitter @CTDems, "#TeaParty @TomFoleyCT Talks 2 New Yorkers in his debut ad 4 #CT14 cycle. Out of touch, much? #FoleyFollies #Foleypriorities #ctpolitics #nyc." 

At least three other Republican candidates have also announced the formation of exploratory committees to run for governor next year: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield and state Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton. 

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evelyn h:

West resident is correct...there are very few qualified Republican contenders in Ct. Why? Simply because committees are full of the meek eager to participate but run by those without fresh ideas.

westresident:

I don’t know if it will be fun to watch, but I think people will be moving to the “safer city” Chicago!! Another case of Republicans putting up another inferior candidate.

Greenbeanie:

He's right about what NY will become under this socialist, police-baiting, race warrior they have elected. If you don't live there, this could be fun to watch.