NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A Congressional candidate in Connecticut says her husband's company paid former Gov. John G. Rowland $5,000 per month to work as a consultant for six months until March.
Lisa Wilson-Foley made the disclosure Wednesday in response to a demand by Mike Clark, a fellow Republican running against Wilson-Foley in the 5th Congressional District. Clark, a retired FBI agent, supervised a corruption investigation that sent Rowland to prison for 10 months.
Clark said he would file a Federal Elections Commission complaint Wednesday and he demanded Lisa Wilson-Foley disclose any financial agreements between her family and campaign and Rowland's family.
Chris Healy, Wilson-Foley's campaign spokesman, said Rowland is a volunteer adviser to the campaign who had a consulting relationship with Wilson-Foley's husband's company. He said the arrangement had ``absolutely nothing'' to do with the campaign.
In a statement issued Wednesday evening, Clark's campaign manager Kevin Conroy asked why Rowland was paid during the busiest six months of Wilson-Foley's congressional campaign, even though Wilson-Foley contends Rowland has been a friend for two decades.
Another candidate in the race, Mark Greenberg, turned down a proposal by Rowland in which he would help his campaign in 2010 and be paid through a nonprofit animal shelter he and his wife operate.