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Appoint veteran-friendly Commissioner of Veterans Affairs

Foley is using his civilian service as Pres. George W. Bush's director of private-sector development in Iraq as a hook for a fundraising letter to veterans, one of the end-of-year flurry of solicitations.

Foley promises to appoint a "new veteran- friendly Commissioner of Veterans Affairs." In a postscript, Foley adds, "Veterans are people of action. Take action today and help me with a contribution."

Foley's appeal to vets is drawing fire from Democrats. Said a spokesman for the Connecticut Democrats, "Comparing his time as a civilian bureaucrat to the service of soldiers in Iraq, who put their lives on the line every day, is more offensive and erratic behavior from Tom Foley."

Foley didn't equate his service with that of soldiers, but he opened his pitch to veterans by saying he served "alongside" them: "I was proud to serve in Iraq as a civilian in 2003 and 2004 alongside those of you who deployed when the nation called." Foley said the Democrats were trying to invent controversy.

Source: CT Mirror AdWatch on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial race , Dec 30, 2013

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