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Foley questions why Malloy is not appearing at Greenwich fundraiser

President Barack Obama is visiting Greenwich, Conn., on Tuesday evening to headline a fundraiser for U.S. Senate Democrats. Connecticut's U.S. senators will be there, but Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will not.

Tom Foley, the Greenwich businessman challenging Malloy, questions why Malloy is not appearing at the $10,000 per person fundraising dinner with Obama.

“A president of the same party comes into your state and the governor is either not invited or chooses not come. There’s something there. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. I think one of them doesn’t want the other one there. That’s what I would say,” said Foley on Monday.

The White House says Obama will start appearing with candidates as early as next week, but no events have been announced yet. Malloy says he anticipates Obama will be making a return visit to Connecticut for him before the Nov. 4 election.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.
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