Former diplomat and Republican Tom Foley will run for governor of Connecticut

Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, has been governor of Connecticut since 2011, and has not yet declared that he will run again.
Posted By Aileen Graef  |  Jan. 29, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Republican and former diplomat Tom Foley says he will run for governor of Connecticut against incumbent Democratic governor Dannel Malloy.

Foley made the announcement in Waterbury saying that big cities are important to Connecticut. Foley said that Malloy doesn't care about the cities, and that if elected, he will redirect money to them.

Connecticut leads the country in unemployment and Foley says that since he will try to bring jobs to Connecticut. He is not a proponent of stricter gun laws and says he would like to remove the sales tax.

A Republican has not won the gubernatorial seat since 2006. Republicans think that Foley is the best chance to beat, presumably, Governor Malloy.


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