Campaign Finance Report Puts Foley Spending at $6.3 Million

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ New campaign finance reports show Republican Tom Foley pumped $1.3 million of his own money into his bid for governor in September, but ended the month with less than $200,000 in his campaign account.

Documents filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission this week also show that the Greenwich businessman has raised a total of $6.5 million for his campaign, which includes $5.3 million of his own money, and spent $6.3 million.

Foley’s chief rival, Democratic former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, reported this week that he has about $4.5 million left in his campaign coffers. Malloy’s campaign has received $6 million from the state’s public campaign funding program.

Foley, Malloy and independent candidate Tom Marsh are campaigning to succeed Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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