We're Full Of Surprises
Candidates for Governor:
Tom Foley (R)
Thomas Coleman "Tom" Foley (born January 9, 1952) is an American politician and businessman. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland from 2006 to 2009, and he was the Republican candidate in the 2010 gubernatorial election in Connecticut.
Foley won the Republican nomination for Governor on May, 17, 2014, securing more than 57% of the delegates. He will face Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield in the August primary.
On June 3, 2014 Foley announced that he will accept public financing.
Dan Malloy (D)
Dannel Patrick "Dan" Malloy (born July 21, 1955) is an American politician who is the 88th and current Governor of Connecticut. A member of the Democratic Party, Malloy has served as Governor since 2011.
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Malloy is a graduate of Boston College Law School. Malloy began his career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York in 1980 before moving back to Stamford and entering private practice. He served on the Stamford board of finance from 1984 to 1994 before being elected Mayor of Stamford. He served four terms as mayor from December 1995 to December 2009.
Malloy ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 2006, losing the Democratic primary to John DeStefano, Jr., the Mayor of New Haven, who was defeated in the general election by incumbent Republican Governor Jodi Rell. He ran again in 2010 and comfortably won the primary, defeating Ned Lamont, the 2006 U.S. Senate nominee, by 57% to 43%. Rell did not run for re-election and Malloy faced former United States Ambassador to Ireland Thomas C. Foley in the general election, defeating him by fewer than 6,500 votes. Malloy was sworn in on January 5, 2011.