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Prospective GOP Candidates Raise Over $500K in Bids for Governor

Four candidates raise more than $100,000 each.

Clockwise from top left: Tom Foley, Mark Boughton, John McKinney and Mark Lauretti. Patch File Photos
Clockwise from top left: Tom Foley, Mark Boughton, John McKinney and Mark Lauretti. Patch File Photos
April 10 marked the deadline for Connecticut’s 2014 candidates to file their campaign finance reports with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC), including the seven Republicans vying for the party’s nomination for governor.

The first-quarter campaign filings show 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley as the lead fundraiser, banking $131,511.

State Sen. John McKinney (R-28) and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton follow close behind with just over $122,600 and $120,000, respectively.

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti rounds out the top earners with just over $110,500.

Foley For CT is also the biggest spender in the race to-date, recording $75,615.13 in paid expenditures. (The Foley campaign also has $6,178.53 in unpaid expenses as of the April 10 filing.)

Use the database above for information on each 2014 gubernatorial candidate’s filings and links to download the full donor contribution records.
Yankeelover April 18, 2014 at 02:56 PM
I'll vote for the Tea Party endorsed candidate and who is proud of it and will run with it.
sassy April 18, 2014 at 03:17 PM
He rides in on a horse and a gun hanging off of him? Is he a cowboy? Yes the law does state you can have a firearm "out" but why would you in this day and age? If you have a permit like I do, carry a gun and conceal it. You don't have to be a fat slob and try and prove a point
Catherine & Dennis April 18, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Let's get Rob Ford!!
DM April 18, 2014 at 08:12 PM
Rob Ford with all his faults would be better than Malloy.
John Mainhart April 19, 2014 at 09:22 AM
You are the best, Carol. We must all feel compassion for the least of us or we are all at risk. God love you.

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