As Tom Foley criss-crosses the state during the last five days of the gubernatorial campaign, he will be riding in a luxury bus used by the likes of Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton.
Foley, who is trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, debuted the bus Thursday afternoon at a campaign stop in Cromwell.
The bus is wrapped in a massive decal with Foley’s likeness and a banner reading “New Direction Tour.” The seats on the inside recline and have leather upholstery. A large, flat screen television is affixed to the rear wall, a smaller screen sits on the passenger side. The bus has a small kitchen area, a bathroom, and wireless internet.
Campaign spokesman Mark McNulty said the bus had been used by 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as well as by former and likely future Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Foley told supporters in Cromwell “we got a lot of honking on the highway on the way up.”
“We’re going around and we’re visiting places all over Connecticut, we’re touching as many people as we can in the five days that are left. The bus is a huge help,” Foley said. “It also gives us an opportunity to bring supporters along with us and experience the campaign trail.”
“We’re hitting a lot of diners and malls and all kinds of stuff,” he said.
The Foley campaign’s goal is to visit 25 towns in the days leading up to the election.