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.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Amtrak Names New President And CEO Amid Ongoing Troubles And Repairs At Penn Station
- Jury Selection Begins In ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli’s Fraud Trial
- Lakewood, NJ Rabbi, Several Others Arrested In Public Benefits Fraud Case
- Harlem Scuffle: Battle Brews Over Rebranding South Harlem As SoHa
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)