Associated Press

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Republicans are once again backing Tom Foley as their party’s candidate for governor.

The party’s 2010 candidate secured more than 57 percent of the delegates at Saturday’s convention at the Mohegan Sun casino. But a rematch of between Foley, a Greenwich businessman, and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not a sure bet.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney both secured more than 15 percent support from GOP delegates, allowing them to wage a primary election challenge in August.

While Boughton won enough delegates early on in the balloting, it came down to the wire for McKinney, who ultimately gained enough support from delegates who switched their votes.

Foley told his fellow Republicans to “seize this opportunity to save our state from the status quo.”

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