Wednesday, January 08, 2014
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s official entrance into the 2014 race for governor today creates a four-man field of Republicans that is about to expand to five with the addition of Tom Foley, the GOP’s 2010 nominee.
Once Foley formally declares after months as an exploratory candidate, the field seems set with one possible exception: Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton, who has been raising money since August with an exploratory committee.
“There’s always a possibility of somebody else jumping in, but I’ll say the window is rapidly closing, having gone down this path before,” Boughton said.
In 2010, Boughton, 49, briefly competed with Foley and two others for the nomination, then ended up as his running mate after winning a primary for lieutenant governor. After months of raising money for an exploratory committee, his announcement today was no surprise.
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