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Sunday, July 4, 2010

07/04/10 The Raw Fourth Congressional Race News Feed:

The Latest News About The
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In Connecticut

Tea party movement making difference in Connecticut race
Boston Herald
Rick Torres, another of the three candidates seeking the GOP nomination in that district, isn't so sure. He has spoken at several tea party events, ...

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Rob Merkle and Rick Torres qualified to run in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary against state Sen Dan Debicella, R-Shelton, the endorsed candidate."... "Schiff obtained about 400 more signatures than needed to ...
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Jim Himes, Dan Debicella · Rick Torres · CT, 10-Aug, ..... There were about 181000 votes cast for Congress in district 27 in 2008 ...

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07/04/10 Cos Cob Resident Ned Lamont Changes Tune; Greenwich Resident Tom Foley Would Like To

Source: Hartford Courant

Candidates for statewide office keep trying to scramble the past to secure their future. Take Ned Lamont, a Democratic candidate for governor. His latest campaign ad refers to his unsuccessful 2006 race for the U.S. Senate. The narrator of the 60-second spot says Lamont took on the political establishment to bring real change.

Lamont snatched the Democratic nomination from Sen. Joseph Lieberman in a dramatic primary four years ago. The Greenwich scion then lost to Lieberman, who ran as an independent, by a wide margin.

The ad never mentions that Lamont's a Democrat because he's trying to remake himself as an independent in a difficult year for his party. Lamont spent millions disdaining Lieberman's independence in the 2006 fall campaign. For weeks, the former longtime member of the all-white Round Hill Club criticized Lieberman for seeking re-election as an independent, what Lamont now says he'll be if elected governor.

Lamont says we need a governor who's not a politician. He held local office in Greenwich, ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate, spent $16 million of his fortune on the 2006 race and is now a candidate for governor. In addition, he worked on Christopher Dodd's vanity run for president and then switched to the Obama campaign when Dodd's lamentable bid failed. That's a lot of campaigns for someone who says he's not a politician.

Lamont reached 20 years into history to find a campaign theme. He'll be nobody's man but yours. If your next thought is about pouring gas on a fire, you're remembering Lowell P. Weicker Jr.'s 1990 campaign for governor. He pledged to be nobody's man but yours. The three-term former U.S. senator declared that enacting an income tax would be like pouring gas on a fire. He won and began pumping accelerant on the state's deep recession.

Ah, 1990. That was nine years after Republican Tom Foley's first troubling incident with a motor vehicle and the police, and three years before the second one. The 1981 episode, reported by The Courant's Jon Lender a week ago, involved a party in the Hamptons, a collision between two cars of partygoers and a night in jail for Foley.

The wealthy Greenwich businessman, Foley (not Lamont), who's financing his own Republican campaign for governor, is having troubles with his memory. He can't remember at whose manse the party was held. He doesn't know the names of the people in the car he struck from behind.

He probably remembers his first big stock trade and the SAT scores that got him into Harvard. A night in jail? Pish-posh. Who recalls the details of an assault with a motor vehicle charge? What Foley characterizes as a routine fender bender felt like a deliberate ramming to his fellow partygoers in the car ahead of him. The police seem to have been persuaded by their version of the encounter.

The case is sealed and Foley's not going interested in providing anything other than his vague recollection. Twelve years later, he blocked his estranged wife's car in his driveway, relented, and then chased her through the streets of Greenwich. She says he ran her and their baby son off the road. Foley denies that and says he was only trying to get her to tell him where they were going, as she was required to do.

Foley sounds like a man with a bad temper. That personality trait is generating some buzz among political professionals. The party-endorsed candidate looks vulnerable. Foley sounds perplexed by the attention given the arrests, neither of which brought a conviction. He shouldn't be.

Foley was not well-known to the Republicans who nominated in May. He's still unknown to the party faithful who will troop to the polls for the Aug. 10 primary. He points to his experience in business, in Iraq and as ambassador to Ireland as reasons to elect him governor. We don't know many of the details of what he did in those roles or the rest of his life.

Voters shouldn't be satisfied with the face a candidate chooses to show. There's always more, and candidates often squeal when it emerges.

Kevin Rennie is a lawyer and a former Republican state legislator. He can be reached at kfrennie @yahoo.com

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07/04/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich
Celebrity Real Estate: Carole King $16 Million Home - Mel Gibson $24 Million Sale
National Ledger
The Mad Max star unloaded the Greenwich property, known as Old Mill Farm, for $24 million, property records reveal. He had originally put it on the market ...

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After cross-country journey, cyclists welcomed back to Greenwich ...
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MM Design Associates: INDEPENDENCE DAY
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Ralph Lauren's designs for the USA Olympic team, 2010. Tommy Hilfiger's home in Greenwich, CT. Centennial Celebration Flag with 10-pointed Stars, 1876. Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques. Posted by MM Design Associates at 9:26 AM ...
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07/04/10 Happy Fourth of July

Wishing you and your families a Happy Fourth of July! Tom, Leslie, and Tom Jr.

Tom Foley for Governor
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07/04/10 Reader Submitted Comments:Nelson "Oz" Griebel's Request For Tom Foley To Be Transparent Is Ironic At Best

Nelson "Oz Who?" Griebel, a Republican candidate for governor, called on another Republican candidate, Tom Foley, "to exercise full transparency" and release sealed court documents detailing Foley's arrests.

Griebel apparently forgets that he was in favor of closed-door meetings when Hartford business leaders, at the behest of then-Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, were looking into a replacement for the XL Center.

Griebel has no idea what transparency means. Maybe Oz needs to acknowledge his shortcomings when he does something wrong.

Name Withheld By Request


You make a very good point.

If I remember correctly The Hartford Courant filed a compaint with state's Freedom of Information Commission, which ruled against the city.

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07/04/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Morning Edition

News Reports About Greenwich
Crowds swell for Greenwich's dual fireworks shows
Greenwich Time
Rick Garbarini of Riverside rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with American flag flying at Greenwich Point, Saturday afternoon, July 3, 2010. ...
THE DISH: Justin Bieber cools down in Greenwich with water-skiing, ice cream
Greenwich Time
From left, Shelley Tretter Lynch, Brita Darany von Regensburg, president of Greenwich-based Friends of Autistic People, and Deirdre Imus. ...
Greenwich hockey team brings smiles to paralyzed player
Greenwich Time
Members of the Greenwich High hockey team visit with Matt Brown, a paralyzed 16-year old hockey player from Massachussetts. The Cardinals have raised over ...
Reprogrammable beach cards mean less processing time
Greenwich Time
Stickers for vehicles not registered in Greenwich cost $100 for the season. Cardholders must provide proof of residency such as cable or utility bill for ...
Lamont Changes Tune; Foley Would Like To
Hartford Courant
The Greenwich scion then lost to Lieberman, who ran as an independent, by a wide margin. The ad never mentions that Lamont's a Democrat because he's trying ...
State Loan Guarantees Target Energy Savings
Hartford Business
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has ordered a small Greenwich community bank to raise its capital ratios and re-assess its management and staff, ...
Local Eagle Scouts take flight
Greenwich Post
Greenwich Scouting held their Annual Eagle Recognition Dinner on June 14 honoring 15 scouts who have recently achieved scouting's highest honor, ...

Greenwich Post
Campaign offices popping up in city
The Hour
I met my wife right down the road, so I love this neighborhood," said Lamont, the Greenwich Democrat who ran for US Senate in 2006 and is now running for ...
Charlie Mitchell's column: Szegedy dominates Lime Rock, but finishes second
The Hour
I don't care who it is," added Szegedy who was fastest qualifier in the Wisk Ford owned by Greenwich resident Mike Smeriglio. The team won $4100 for second ...
SANDY SULZYCKI: The Week That Was (July 4, 2010)
Greenwich Time
Stratford beat Greenwich 4-1 in the semis with Russell's 350-foot double in the second inning the key hit as Forizs outpitched Ron Abbott. ...
Norwalk 12s open districts with win
The Hour
Norwalk will now play in the winner's bracket final against the winner of the Greenwich-Stratford first-round game at 10 am, today, at the Saxe Middle ...

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07/04/10 Clamdigging around Rowayton

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - July 4, 2010
Clamdigging around Rowayton (Norwalk Citizen News)
Firework Safety: Fireworks in CT are ILLEGAL . Any type of firework that is explosive or aerial is ILLEGAL.
All you procrastinators out there who haven't sent in your beach card applications, don't sweat it.
The post office on Greenwich Avenue, shown in April, is being put up for sale by the U.S. Postal Service in hopes of moving into a smaller space.
From left, Shelley Tretter Lynch, Brita Darany von Regensburg, president of Greenwich-based Friends of Autistic People, and Deirdre Imus.
The court battle between Mel Gibson and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva just got uglier.
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07/04/10 Greenwich News Maker Tom Foley

The Latest News Reports About
Greenwich Resident Tom Foley

For Tom Foley, Transparency Is The Best Policy
Hartford Courant
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley gets credit for coming forward with a detailed, credible, from-the-heart explanation this week of his auto-related arrests ...
What We Learned: Maura Less
National Journal
Tom Foley's revelations considering his heated divorce and his ex-wife's allegations of spousal abuse (and subsequent disavowal) have turned the race on its ...

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07/04/10 A Question For Greenwich Republicans: Who Are You Going To Vote For In The Republican Party Primary For Governor? - 1. Lt. Governor Michele Fedele 2. Oz Griebel, An upstate businessman 3. Tom Foley, A multimillionaire ...
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Foley turns on Griebel, Fedele in arrests controversy
Tom Foley, the Republican front runner for governor, turned on his two GOP rivals Friday night over what he called their "over-the-top attacks and ...
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Foley Details Reasons For Wife's Letter On Abuse - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Foley issued a detailed explanation Thursday of why he obtained a ...

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