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POLL: Which of These Gubernatorial Ads Convinces You?

Republicans John McKinney and Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy have all now released TV ads.

Governor Malloy has now joined the Republicans hoping to run against him for governor and released a TV campaign ad. 

The  Republican primary candidates for Connecticut’s gubernatorial election made campaign ads with very different messages, Patch reported a couple of weeks ago.

McKinney released an attack ad against incumbent Democratic Senator Dannel Malloy back in May.

By contrast, Foley’s first television ad released this month focuses on his family and his role as a father.

WATCH Malloy’s ad here.

The TV ad Malloy released Monday is titled “Tough Times” and describes the hardships Connecticut has suffered while Malloy has been governor: budget crises, storms, the Sandy Hook tragedy. It presents Malloy as a leader who has proven himself to be reliable and strong.

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

WATCH Foley’s ad here.

Foley’s ad his wife Leslie says her husband is “incredibly smart, he can fix anything. Tom’s an optimist who gets things done.”

McKinney takes a more combative approach, saying“Dan Malloy is what’s wrong with Connecticut” into the camera in his ad.

WATCH McKinney’s ad here.

Republican voters will head to the polls Aug. 12 to choose their candidate for Connecticut senator. The Connecticut gubernatorial election will take place on Nov. 4.

What are your reactions to the ads? Do you know which way you will be voting in August or November? Let us know in the poll above and the Comments section.

Quinn July 15, 2014 at 01:12 PM
You forgot 4th HIGHEST per capita income.................. 4. Connecticut > Median household income: $67,276 > Population: 3,590,347 (22nd lowest) > Unemployment rate: 8.4% (tied-14th highest) > Pct. below poverty line: 10.7% (4th lowest) 11.5% of the state’s households earned at least $200,000 in 2012, the most in the U.S.
MAC July 15, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Yes, “Dan Malloy is what’s wrong with Connecticut”--and the Big Spending & TAXING DEMS running the legislature, and over-regulating Business are the problem, too!!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Foley will be a much better governor, because he has the executive experience needed, and the business savvy to downsize the bloated and parasitic state government!
Jim in Durham July 15, 2014 at 10:21 PM
If you don't count Fairfield County,we would be like Mississippi . Look at all the houses for sale in your town,wee all the manufacturing leaving - Mossberg decides to expand in Texas . Remember,the largest employer in the state of Connecticut IS the state of Connecticut . How many other states can claim that ? And have you noticed in the political ads our governor is Dan again .
Conrad F. Heede July 15, 2014 at 11:33 PM
I like it here. I like dan. I will be voting for Malloy again.
Sandra July 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Conrad must work for the bloated government.

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