by Jennifer Swift
Jan 28, 2014
07:21 AMConnecticut Politics
Tom Foley to Make Campaign Announcement Wednesday
Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, who's been eyeing a second run for governor for several months, will announce Wednesday whether he's entering the race.
It's widely believed Foley will announce he's running. He'll make the announcement at 2 p.m. Wednesday at VFW Post 201 in Waterbury.
Foley, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, was the Republican nominee for governor in 2010 and narrowly lost to Democrat Dannel P. Malloy.
A Quinnipiac poll in June showed Foley leading a hypothetical rematch with Malloy by 3 percentage points and leading the Republican primary by 25 percentage points over Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and 28 points over Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Both McKinney and Boughton have formally entered the race.
The poll was released before Foley was widely criticized for making unsubstantiated claims about Malloy, and before the Hartford Courant published details of a 1981 arrest before which a motorist accused Foley of trying to run him off the road in Southhampton, N..Y.Tom Foley to Make Campaign Announcement Wednesday