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Republican Tom Foley Announces Another Bid For Conn. Governor

Tom Foley, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and businessman, has announced he'll run again as a Republican for governor of Connecticut. He's seen here debating eventual Gov. Dannel Malloy on Oct. 5, 2010 in Hartford. (redit: John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

Tom Foley, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and businessman, has announced he’ll run again as a Republican for governor of Connecticut. He’s seen here debating eventual Gov. Dannel Malloy on Oct. 5, 2010 in Hartford. (redit: John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

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WATERBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP)Tom Foley has announced he’s making another run for Connecticut governor.

The Republican from Greenwich who narrowly lost to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2010 announced his decision Wednesday at a VFW post in Waterbury.

Foley, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, spent more than $10 million of his own money on his losing bid in 2010.

His running mate from the last race, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, has already joined the field of Republican candidates that also includes Senate Minority Leader John McKinney.

Boughton, a seven-term mayor, announced his candidacy earlier this month, saying he believes Connecticut residents are not “getting their fair share of the American dream.”

Malloy has yet to announce whether he will seek a second term.

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