Conn. Republicans spar again over ethics proposals

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut Republican legislative leader rapped his party's 2010 candidate for governor, saying he's ignorant in his demand for ethical changes at the Capitol.

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. of Norwalk, appearing on CBS-TV's "Face the State" on Sunday, said Tom Foley is naive and has shown a degree of ignorance about the legislative process.

Foley said in a telephone interview that if his calls for stronger ethics rules are naive, then "so be it."

Foley and Cafero could battle each other for the Republican nomination for governor next year. They say they are considering running, but that it's too early to declare.

Cafero says Connecticut's part-time legislators are lawyers like him could be snagged unfairly by rules proposed by Foley preventing lawmakers from receiving $1,000 or more from contractors or lobbying firms.

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