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

Connecticut Democrats are blasting gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley for reportedly changing his stance on raising the minimum wage.
Connecticut Democrats are blasting gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley for reportedly changing his stance on raising the minimum wage. Video Credit: connecticutdemocrats

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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