HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The chairman of the Connecticut Democrats is calling on the Republican candidate for governor, wealthy Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, to dock his 116-foot yacht in his home state.

Nancy DiNardo on Wednesday said instead of registering the Odalisque under the flag of the Marshall Islands and basing it in Florida, she suggested home-porting it at a Connecticut dock.

Dan Malloy, Foley’s Democratic opponent, has accused the Republican of evading state taxes by registering the yacht in the foreign nation. But Foley denies owing any taxes and says the vessel, which is occasionally chartered, was registered where the commerical registration requirements for older boats is more flexible.

Foley says he’s used the 37-year-old yacht about nine days over the past four years.

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