John McKinney

State Senate Republican leader John McKinney announced his intention to run for governor on Tuesday. (Scott Vargas / FOX CT / July 23, 2013)

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    Who will be the Republican nominee for governor?

    • John McKinney. He's a moderate Republican -- the kind Connecticut likes -- with the political pedigree to match.
    • Tom Foley. He's got the money and organization and resume to turn this state around. And he came close to winning in 2010.
    • Mark Boughton. He's proved, as Danbury mayor, he can keep government on a budget, unlike the other contenders.
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State Senate Republican leader John McKinney declared his candidacy for governor this week. He said he’ll leave his seat to run for the Republican nomination. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, another Republican, has long said he would run for governor in 2014. He came within 6,000 votes of winning in 2010 against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Republican Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton may also run. Who will end up with the GOP nomination for the 2014 general election?

NEWS AND VIEWS

Republican John McKinney Announces Plans To Run For Governor In 2014
Hartford Courant, July 23

Foley Expected To Be In Rematch Against Malloy
Hartford Courant, July 19

McMahon Still Active Politically, Advising GOP Chairman
Hartford Courant, July 22