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Foley Determined to Unseat Governor Malloy

The millionaire Republican from Greenwich says his background as a successful businessman is what Connecticut needs.

Republican Tom Foley wants to be your governor, Connecticut. What do you think? Credit: Tom Foley for Governor website
Republican Tom Foley wants to be your governor, Connecticut. What do you think? Credit: Tom Foley for Governor website
Tom Foley is ready for a rematch.

The Republican from Greenwich — who is the former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland — announced Wednesday he is running to be Connecticut's next Governor.

Foley lost to Malloy in 2010 by a vote margin of less than one percent.

"I am running for Governor to restore trust and confidence in state government," Foley states, on his website. "I have the experience and know-how to ensure the government is well-run, efficient, and honest. Under my leadership, Connecticut will have a government that represents ordinary citizens – not insiders or special interests."

"As your Governor," he continues, "I will hold discretionary spending flat for two years and once state spending is under control, lower taxes on Connecticut’s hardest hit families by cutting the sales tax."

But before Foley has a shot at Malloy he'll first have to defeat some of his fellow Republicans who also have their sights set on the governor's seat.

One, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, was Foley's running mate in 2010. Two others are veteran legislators from Fairfield County — state Sen. John McKinney, R-28, and state Sen. Toni Boucher, R-26.

No matter who ends up running against Malloy — who has yet to declare his re-election intentions — Republicans are feeling confident.

"We will be in great shape with any of these candidates," Jerry Labriola, chairman of the Republican State Central Committee, told the Connecticut Post
Webster January 31, 2014 at 11:19 AM
As much as I am not a fan of Gov. Malloy, I would elect Malloy as our Governor 1000 times over this clown. Foley has zero vision and makes ridiculous assertions related to how he would govern that are absurd and simply not ever able to be implemented in CT. Not to mention, Foley is renowned for having a nasty temper. Lets hope that the GOP gets smart and chooses not to recycle this guy because he simply won't beat Malloy in the cities where the election will be won or lost. Hopefully the GOP nominates either Boughton or McKinney, both honorable men that deserve a chance at governing CT.

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