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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. 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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