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Boughton Announces Candidacy for Governor.

It’s official. Mark Boughton, nine-term mayor of Danbury and former state representative, is seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Boughton’s announcement suggests he will run on his record as mayor.

Boughton enters a crowded a field as he launches his third bid for governor. He sought the Republican nomination in 2010 and 2014. He was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in the kind-edge 2010 race between Tom Foley and Dan Malloy. Boughton narrowly defeated Lisa Wilson Foley in their 2010 primary contest for the second spot on the ticket.

Fundraising has been a challenge for Boughton in his races outside Danbury. This time he seems to be on course to qualify for public funds long before the May state nominating convention. He is in the front rank of candidates in a crowded field of Republicans. The former high school teacher begins the competition for delegates with a loyal base of supporters in the Danbury area.