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Tom Foley on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice. (Dec 2010)
Tom Foley on Budget & Economy
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  • Tax credits are spending; oppose $400M job expansion credits. (Aug 2014)
  • AdWatch: Malloy's policies drive jobs out of state. (Nov 2013)
Tom Foley on Civil Rights
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  • Maintain gay marriage law, although personally against it. (Dec 2010)
Tom Foley on Corporations
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  • We pay huge sums in corporate welfare to keep jobs in CT. (Mar 2014)
  • Investigate Economic and Community Development loan fraud. (Jan 2014)
  • Small Business Express Program is too generous with aid. (Dec 2013)
  • Criticized for bankruptcy of a Georgia textile mill. (Dec 2010)
Tom Foley on Crime
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  • Veto efforts to repeal the death penalty. (Dec 2010)
  • Arrested twice for motor vehicle incidents. (Dec 2010)
Tom Foley on Drugs
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  • Recreational marijuana use is a gateway drug. (Jul 2014)
Tom Foley on Education
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  • Ran on platform of school choice. (May 2015)
  • In-district public school choice, money follows the child. (Jun 2014)
  • Charters are part of the solution, but not whole solution. (Jun 2014)
  • Local control instead of Common Core mandates. (Jun 2014)
Tom Foley on Energy & Oil
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  • No gas tax increase to pay for rail transport. (Jul 2014)
Tom Foley on Environment
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Tom Foley on Families & Children
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Tom Foley on Foreign Policy
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Tom Foley on Free Trade
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Tom Foley on Government Reform
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  • AdWatch: Complains about ethics, but was fined for PAC. (Jan 2014)
  • Electoral system is gamed by insiders; citizens lose trust. (Dec 2013)
  • Allowing $10 ,000 lobbyist contributions is a step backward. (Dec 2013)
  • Restrict state contractors donations to political parties. (Dec 2013)
  • 2010: criticized public campaign financing; 2014: accepts it. (Nov 2013)
  • Reduce the cost and size of state government. (Oct 2010)
Tom Foley on Gun Control
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  • Newtown law added inconveniences on law-abiding citizens. (Aug 2014)
  • Let stand current gun laws, but no specific proposals. (Jul 2014)
  • Enough on gun control; focus on preventing another Newtown. (Apr 2013)
  • Supports 2nd amendment but require reporting stolen firearms. (Dec 2010)
Tom Foley on Health Care
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  • Post costs for treatments to give consumers options. (Jun 2014)
Tom Foley on Homeland Security
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  • Appoint veteran-friendly Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. (Dec 2013)
Tom Foley on Immigration
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  • House child refugee immigrants at Southbury Training School. (Jul 2014)
  • We need a federal comprehensive immigration policy. (Jul 2014)
Tom Foley on Jobs
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  • OpEd: His company moved 3,000 jobs to Mexico. (Oct 2014)
  • Raise minimum wage nationally, but focus on jobs in CT. (Sep 2014)
  • Pledge not to change public employee collective bargaining. (Jun 2014)
  • Focus on developing industries with high job potential. (Oct 2010)
Tom Foley on Principles & Values
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  • 1981: Arrested for 1st-degree attempted assault in car crash. (Jun 2014)
  • Will not participate in primary debates. (Mar 2014)
  • AdWatch: NYC residents should move to CT under new governor. (Nov 2013)
  • Partial facial paralysis means he smiles on only left side. (Sep 2010)
Tom Foley on Social Security
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Tom Foley on Tax Reform
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  • Aggressively reduce spending so we can reduce taxes. (Oct 2010)
Tom Foley on Technology
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  • No comment on reducing mass transit funding. (Aug 2014)
Tom Foley on War & Peace
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Tom Foley on Welfare & Poverty
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  • New urban enterprise zones and urban renewal initiatives. (Sep 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Maintain gay marriage law, although personally against it: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Post costs for treatments to give consumers options: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ran on platform of school choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
In-district public school choice, money follows the child: Favors topic 7
Charters are part of the solution, but not whole solution: Favors topic 7
Local control instead of Common Core mandates: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Veto efforts to repeal the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Newtown law added inconveniences on law-abiding citizens: Strongly Favors topic 10
Let stand current gun laws, but no specific proposals: Neutral on topic 10
Enough on gun control; focus on preventing another Newtown: Favors topic 10
Supports 2nd amendment but require reporting stolen firearms: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Aggressively reduce spending so we can reduce taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
House child refugee immigrants at Southbury Training School: Strongly Favors topic 12
We need a federal comprehensive immigration policy: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Appoint veteran-friendly Commissioner of Veterans Affairs: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allowing $10 ,000 lobbyist contributions is a step backward: Favors topic 16
Restrict state contractors donations to political parties: Strongly Favors topic 16
2010: criticized public campaign financing; 2014: accepts it: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No gas tax increase to pay for rail transport: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Recreational marijuana use is a gateway drug: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise minimum wage nationally, but focus on jobs in CT: Favors topic 20
New urban enterprise zones and urban renewal initiatives: Favors topic 20
Tax credits are spending; oppose $400M job expansion credits: Strongly Opposes topic 20
We pay huge sums in corporate welfare to keep jobs in CT: Opposes topic 20
Small Business Express Program is too generous with aid: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Aggressively reduce spending so we can reduce taxes: Opposes topic 20

Tom Foley is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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