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McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor

McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor

Republican John McKinney, a veteran state lawmaker and a former congressman's son, declared his 2014 run for governor in a press release emailed to reporters at 7:33 Tuesday morning. It was a low-profile way to announce a high-stakes gambit: McKinney's announcement puts him on a collision course with Tom Foley, a wealthy businessman and former ambassador who was the party's 2010 Republican nominee. Also contemplating a bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy: Danbury's popular Republican mayor, Mark Boughton. "I'm in 100 percent," McKinney, the Republican leader in the state Senate, said in an interview between sit-downs with TV reporters in...

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