Today, in a striking change-of-strategy from 2010, businessman Tom Foley appears at the state capitol to lobby in favor of a bill that makes it a felony for a public official to do more than $1,000 in business with the state. This long shot legislation would make felons out of a number of state employees and legislators. Foley made a name for himself that last time around by largely ignoring the people in the Legislative Office Building. He\’s taking a different route this time, including funding his own think-tank to churn out policy papers.
Also at the capitol, Peter Lumaj — who makes Foley seem liberal — will make an announcement Monday about a \”state-wide run for office.\” He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Here\’s his website, which doesn\’t mention what he might be running for.
And never-say-die Linda McMahon, who has spent more than $100 million to become a household name in Connecticut, continues to sniff around another run for office, possibly in the 4th District against Democrat Jim Himes. McMahon was spotted most recently with Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus.