Connecticut Republicans have endorsed Greenwich Businessman Tom Foley as their candidate to challenge Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy in this year’s gubernatorial election. However, Foley still has to contend with a possible three-way primary in August.
The endorsement came on Saturday on the second day of the two-day party convention at Mohegan Sun in Unasville.
On Friday, the GOP endorsed candidates to challenge the state's five incumbent, Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Litchfield real estate developer Mark Greenberg received the party's backing. Greenberg will challenge freshman Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty in the 5th Congressional District.
This marks the first time Greenberg has won his party's endorsement in the 5th District.
In the 4th District, former state Sen. Dan Debicella will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Himes.
In the 3rd District, Republican Jim Brown will challenge veteran Rep. Rosa DeLauro. Republican Lori Hopkins Cavanaugh will challenge 2nd District Rep. Joe Courtney, while Republican Matt Corey was endorsed to challenge Rep. John Larson in the 1st District.