In her most extensive public comments to date on the subject, CT-5th District congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley Saturday rejected claims Gov. John G. Rowland’s paid consulting job with her husband’s company had anything to do with his volunteer role on the campaign.
In an interview with cttalking.com’s Dan Lovallo she said there was no wrong doing involving ex-Governor John G. Rowland in either her campaign or his work at her husband’s company. Critics have suggested Rowland was hired by Brian Foley to work for Apple Rehab, as a back door way of getting paid to offer advice to Wilson-Foley’s campaign. The candidate has insisted Rowland volunteered for her campaign.
She said that while Rowland worked for her husband, Rowland met with many people and negotiated contracts.
The Federal Elections Commission is examining Rowland’s function with the campaign and Apple Rehab. Rowland has since disassociated himself from the campaign. Wilson-Foley is vying for the Republican Party nomination, along with CT-Sen. Andrew Roraback, Mark Greenberg and Justin Bernier.
“John Rowland volunteered for my campaign for a limited capacity. He made some calls, had a couple of fundraisers and a couple of lunches with me for about a year,” Wilson-Foley said. ”My husband’s contract (with Rowland) started in September (2011) or October. John did a very good job. He was well documented. He met with many people and negotiated contracts. All of that has been given to authorities. They really have no proof of any wrong doing. I believe the truth and the facts will come forward and be on our side of things.”
Wilson-Foley also defended her husband’s business integrity in the interview. ”My husband has been in business for 35 years. He has been audited by so many agencies: Federal, state. He certainly would not do any kind of a fake or false or bogus contract to help me with my campaign.”
Wilson-Foley said she is running for Congress to bring a new vision to Washington. She said she is not running because she needs a job or pension. A successful business woman, Wilson-Foley calls the charges of a fake contract bogus and “political.”
To hear Dan Lovallo interview with Lisa Wilson-Foley, click on video below.