Tom Foley has announced his bid to upset Sen. Chris Dodd. He has, according to a campaign press release, filed campaign paperwork and has even opened up a website, TomFoley2010.com. He has also set up a Twitter account, almost a requisite for a 2010 campaign.
“Over the past few months I have been contacted by many friends and citizens from across the state telling me that we need a Senator in Washington who understands business and the economy, who knows how jobs are created, and who will focus on and can be trusted to serve the needs of our state. […] As a Washington outsider, I will bring fresh ideas, new energy, and real expertise to the problems we face in Connecticut and across the country.”
Foley stressed his “real world experience” in business as a major selling point.
Foley is the latest Republican to enter the race, having been preceded by Rob Simmons and State Sen. Sam Caligiuri.