by Jennifer Swift
Jan 29, 2014
04:51 AM
Connecticut Politics

Tom Foley is Running for Governor

Tom Foley is Running for Governor

Jennifer Swift

Tom Foley made it known he is running for governor—without actually saying it—on WPLR's Chaz and AJ radio show Wednesday morning.

Foley, who has been running an exploratory committee for governor since September, has a 2 p.m. press conference planned to announce his decision. He said his speech is 10 minutes long.

"If you weren’t running for governor do you think you’d talk for 10 minutes? You'd be talking to an empty room,” Foley said.

The former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate wouldn’t come out and say he was running, despite urging from the radio hosts. The hosts pressed Foley, saying he wouldn’t be touring factories and cities if he wasn’t running, to which Foley responded “You’re probably right.”

He further hinted when he explained that he had formed an exploratory committee to get the pulse of the people—and would run if people were dissatisfied with the current state of the state.

Foley said he’s seen a “lot of unhappy people” not pleased with “where the state’s headed…if that tells you what I’m going to say at 2.”

The hosts proceeded with the show as if Foley had declared his intentions, and asked him questions on strategy for getting votes and taxes.

Once Foley formally announces his intent to run, he’ll join State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton as official candidates for governor. Incumbent Governor Dannel P. Malloy has not yet announced his intentions. 

 

Tom Foley is Running for Governor

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