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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

06/22/10 Former Massachusetts Governor and Tax Cutter Bill Weld Endorses Tom Foley

Tom Foley for Governor

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld
Endorses Tom Foley for Governor

Stamford, Conn., -- Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld today announced his endorsement of Tom Foley for Governor of Connecticut. William Weld was the highly respected Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997.

"I support Tom Foley for Governor," said Governor Weld. "I know from experience that it is possible to bring a state back from the brink of financial ruin if you have the right person in office. Connecticut needs a strong leader who is not part of the political establishment in Hartford to get the state back on track. Tom is that leader. He has a viable plan to turn the state around and the experience to execute it effectively."

The endorsement of Governor Weld, coupled with the most recent Quinnipiac Poll showing Tom leading his closest Republican rival by 27 points, shows that Tom's vision and plan for Connecticut are resonating with voters across the state.

Tom released the following statement regarding receiving Governor Weld's endorsement:

"I am very happy to have Governor Weld's endorsement. He is a problem-solver who became Governor of Massachusetts at a time when the state was in a position much like the one Connecticut faces now. Its bond rating was low, unemployment was high, and its state legislature was borrowing money to pay for its fiscal recklessness. Governor Weld was able to bring Massachusetts back from financial disaster by reducing expenses, improving the business climate, and bringing back jobs and the economy. That is exactly what Connecticut needs to do now. I have the experience, leadership, and plan to reduce our state government's wasteful spending, make us more employer friendly, and get Connecticut working again."

Tom Foley for Governor's full list of public endorsements to date can be found here.

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Larry J. Lawrence, Treasurer
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