Connectictut Dems: Greenwich's Foley Flip-Flopped On Minimum Wage

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut Democrats are taking Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley of Greenwich to task after he reportedly changed his stance on proposals to raise the minimum wage during a recent press conference. 

State Democrats say Foley was originally in support of the state's proposal to raise minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

But Foley told reporters he was in favor of a national minimum wage but was concerned a state initiative to raise the minimum wage could drive jobs out of the Nutmeg State.

Click on the video above to watch the full interview.  

Foley is the front-runner for the Republican nomination to run for governor this fall, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. He is in a virtual tie with Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, whom he lost to in 2010, the poll said. 

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Where and from what source and on what date are Democrats saying Foley was 'for" a state minimum wage hike to $10.10 - because this clip clearly does not say that he was for it without a national minimum wage of $10.10?

Why would you lead with this title - when you provide no basis for the Democrats' statement or conclusion?
Shouldn't you have the responsibility for requiring details from the Democrats before entitling the piece as it is? Isn't the news that Foley sees that a national minimum wage is the only way to ensure that CT doesn't lose jobs?