Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has formed an exploratory committee for a possible campaign for governor.

The 49-year-old Republican made the announcement Wednesday morning at Danbury High School.  He’s a former state representative and candidate for lieutenant governor.

Boughton says the Republican candidate for governor has to offer a positive vision for the state in order to run, presumably against incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy, who has not officially announced for a second term.


DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is announcing his plans regarding a possible run as the latest Republican candidate for governor.

The GOP’s 2010 nominee for lieutenant governor was scheduled to meet with the media Wednesday morning at Danbury High School.

Last month, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield announced he planned to seek the Republican nomination and ultimately challenge Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has not yet said publicly whether he’ll seek a second term.

Boughton, a six-term incumbent mayor and a former state representative, is currently running for re-election as mayor. Democrat Paul McAllister last week submitted signatures to challenge Boughton, saying he decided to run after his party failed to nominate a candidate.
Boughton has said the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate must offer a positive vision for Connecticut.

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