Boucher won’t run for governor

Sen. Toni Boucher, R-26th District. (Photo:

(WTNH) — State Sen. Toni Boucher has decided not to run for the Republican nomination for governor of Connecticut.

In an announcement posted Tuesday morning, Boucher, R-26, said she will focus on re-election to her seat in the Connecticut Senate.

“While we have made considerable progress toward our fundraising goals, it is unlikely that we will be able to reach them in the time that remains. These past several months have also made it clear that there is substantial work that must be accomplished in the State Senate to address the serious economic problems plaguing Connecticut. Therefore, I have decided not to pursue the race for governor, and instead to continue my work in the State Senate to make Connecticut once again a place where people and businesses have every opportunity to succeed.”

Boucher will seek a fourth term in the Senate. Her district includes the towns of Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

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