Apparently Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment will be suspended for the next year or so. Mark Boughton, who like Tom Foley is “exploring” a run for governor, put out a statement Thursday mocking Foley for opposing public financing for campaigns before embracing the idea this week.
Pointing to Foley’s comment this week that he might take advantage of the state’s generous public financing program for gubernatorial candidates, Boughton noted that Foley has disdained the Citizens Election Program in the past.
“Why should I pay for my own campaign,” Foley told reporters in Bridgport Tuesday. On Thursday, Team Boughton reminded Republicans that in 2010, the Foley for governor campaign stated that “we don’t believe it is a proper use of taxpayer dollars to pay for political campaigns…”