- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Democratic Party claims Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s campaign violated state elections law by lifting policy recommendations from a think tank Foley originally founded.

The party, which supports Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, filed a complaint Monday with the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

Connecticut Democrats last week accused Foley of plagiarism, highlighting passages of his urban agenda that were the same or similar to an article about urban crime in Louisiana. Foley spokesman Chris Cooper said the urban plan was largely drawn from the work of the Connecticut Policy Institute, which Foley founded and funded in 2011.

Democrats said Monday that makes CPI an “illegal arm of the Foley campaign,” circumventing campaign finance law.

Cooper called the complaint “specious” and said Foley’s urban plan has been well-received in cities.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide