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Boughton to Make Announcement Thursday, Gov Run Seems Likely

January 2, 2018 By Staff
Boughton to Make Announcement Thursday, Gov Run Seems Likely

The mayor of Danbury has been exploring a statewide run for office for more than a year, and now he seems likely to launch a third gubernatorial campaign.

Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury), who shook up 2017 with a proposal to eliminate Connecticut’s income tax, seems to be inching towards a gubernatorial run.

The mayor’s exploratory committee announced on Tuesday morning that he will be holding a press availability on Thursday morning in Hartford “to discuss his intentions for the 2018 election cycle.”

Later in the day, Boughton will hold an event for supporters at the Palace Theater in Danbury, to make “a very special announcement.”

All signs point to a gubernatorial run for Boughton, long considered to be a likely candidate on the Republican side. The mayor of Danbury was recently the top specific GOP candidate for governor in a poll of Connecticut voters.