Chester 1st Selectman Marsh has decided to run as an independent, while Newington Mayor Wright chose to run instead for Treasurer.
Well they won't all be here in a couple of weeks.
Mark Boughton - a good man and pretty much everything he says about Danbury is true. There's little question that he's done a splendid job as mayor - his city looks great too.
Mike Fedele - Connecticut's current Lt. Governor. Fedele alone is truly both prepared for, and knowledgeable as to what and where to cut immediately.
What amounts to mere theory for other candidates is stone cold fact for Fedele; who like every Lt. Governor that's come before him has been nearly invisible for the past 4 years while he's been quietly taking notes.
In the 2010 race only Mike Fedele personifies the boot-strap work ethic of Horatio Alger.
Born in Italy with English being his second language, Fedele is our only gubernatorial candidate that offers the party an opportunity to meaningfully expand our base.
In that regard no other candidate offers anything what-so-ever.
Consider this - 19% (700,000) of Connecticut citizens are of Italian descent (the highest percentage in the U.S.), of that half are registered with a party and of those a full 70% are Democrats.
Neither party has ever fielded an Italian male for the CT's highest office in a general election. I would put forth that the majority will support Mike Fedele and that his election will amount to a watershed event for the Connecticut Republican Party.
Tom Foley - a good and decent man, and a loyal Republican.
Foley's handshake is good too, that he keeps his word would be an understatement.
However, after 50 or 60 years of our opponents painting the Republican Party as nothing but rich white country club members, Foley appears to have come directly from central casting to fulfill that role.
A major Bush supporter and later appointee, Foley served our president and nation with distinction.
Our opponents won't see it that way and instead of running for Governor they'll run against George Bush; which in CT won't increase Foley's chances.
Should he win the nomination and go on to be victorious in the general election as well; Foley will undoubtedly become the subject of almost every political cartoon in every newspaper in the state for his entire term.