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Former envoy in costly race to be state governor

Published 13/08/2010 | 05:00

FORMER US ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley (right), who during his tenure here in 2007 netted a neat $40m from the sale of his holding in transmission device manufacturer TB Woods, has won the race for the Republican nomination for Governor of Connecticut.

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He is already reckoned to have written $3m in campaign cheques. "I hope he doesn't mortgage the yacht," quipped Democrat candidate Dan Molloy.

Irish Independent

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