Conn Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley with supporters at the Villa Rosa Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury celebrating his win over state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney on primary night Aug. 12th 2014.
With Connecticut Republicans now having chosen their gubernatorial candidate, political analysts say the state’s sluggish economy will likely be the dominant issue in this year's rematch between Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, speaks to supporters as his wife Leslie, right, looks on after defeating John McKinney in the Republican primary for Connecticut governor, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.
Companies set up tables to display their products to potential investors and employees at Launchpad LI's Tech Day in Huntington. Launchpad LI is an incubator, business accelerator, and coworking community space on Long Island.
In this Monday, July 28, 2014 photo, Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut governor campaigns, center, talks with New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, left, and her chief of staff John Healey, right, in New Britain, Conn. Foley is running against Republican John McKinney in Connecticut's Aug. 12 primary for governor.
There are estimates that less than 20 percent of the 430,000 registered Republicans in Connecticut will show up in tomorrow’s state GOP gubernatorial primary. The contest is between party-endorsed candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and challenger state Senate Minority leader John McKinney of Fairfield.