HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The race to raise campaign contributions is a close one among Republicans considering running for governor.
Three of the four major contenders have each raised about $30,000 as of Sept. 30. They include Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and Wilton Sen. Toni Boucher. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton raised $14,545.
McKinney, who officially declared his candidacy for governor, said Friday he has actually raised $90,000 after holding four additional fundraising events since Oct. 1. The Fairfield resident, whose district includes Newtown, must raise $250,000 in small contributions to qualify for public campaign financing.
Foley, Boucher and Boughton each formed exploratory committees and plan to seek public financing if they ultimately run.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not yet revealed his re-election plans.