Republican State Sen. Toni Boucher announced Tuesday morning that she is exploring a possible run to be
Connecticut’s next governor.
Citing what she called a dire
economic climate, Boucher said she could no longer stand by while the
policies of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration drag the state to the
bottom of almost every economic ranking.
“Connecticut has become unaffordable,” she said, during a press
conference on the Borough’s Green. “Every day people tell me they are
looking to move. They fear they no longer have a future here. We must
stop the bleeding. I am determined to stay and fight for Connecticut’s
Boucher, who currently resides in Wilton, has
represented the 26th Senatorial District since 2009. The district
includes the Fairfield County towns of Bethel, New Canaan, Redding,
Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton. Boucher had previously served
in the Connecticut House of Representatives for 12 years representing
the 143rd District.
Boucher said the state desperately needs proven leaders.
must raise the standard of government in Connecticut,” she said. “This
means not spending more than taxpayers can afford and not borrowing more
than the state can ever pay back. It means telling the truth instead of
saying one thing and doing another.”
the work done by her potential GOP gubernatorial challengers, saying she
aims to draw a contrast between herself and Governor Malloy, not her
he has not yet publicly announced a run, it's widely believed that the
main contender on the Republican side is Tom Foley, a multi-millionaire
who ran and lost in 2010 against Malloy.
outstanding group of leaders, any of whom could do a much better job
running this state than the current administration.
the next few months Boucher plans to raise funds and assess her support
within the Republican Party in order to advance beyond the exploratory
Senator Boucher serves as a Deputy Minority Leader
and is the Senate Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s
Transportation Committee, Education Committee and its Higher Education
Committee, according to her website.
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