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August 28, 2016 GMT

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There were no discussions about what the dollars would specifically be used for, but the company saw this as an educational opportunity to discuss regional energy issues with governors from multiple states in our region of interest.

Michael A. West Jr., a spokesman for the United Illuminating Co. regarding a 2014 “donor retreat” in Greenwich attended by four Democratic governors, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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It’s a shakedown.

Tom Foley, Greenwich businessman and Malloy’s Republican opponent in 2014, of the “donor retreat.”