Republican Tom Foley, who’s considering a run for governor, is making an unconventional political move.
His first TV ad in the race for governor of Connecticut is being carried exclusively in New York.
In it he says: “Hey New York City, with your new mayor I know many of you are thinking about leaving. Connecticut with the same progressive policies that you’re about to see in your city may not be first in your mind.”
The commercial makes an appeal to New Yorkers who might not like the city’s new mayor, Bill DeBlasio, and his liberal leanings. Foley says it’s the point that leadership and policies matter. The ad goes on to say “Connecticut next year will probably elect a new governor and when it does, Connecticut will once again will be the place people want to be in the Northeast.”
Technically Foley is still exploring a run for governor, but he says this ad is an indication he’s serious about the need for a change at the Capitol.
A spokesman for the Connecticut Democrats calls the ad part of “the most bizarre political strategy known to man.”