Mayor Mark Boughton Running for Governor in 2014

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 10:22 AM EDT
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Mayor Mark Boughton Running for Governor in 2014

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running for governor in 2014.

Boughton, a Republican, formed an exploratory committee in August. is holding a 10 a.m. news conference and announced  his plans for the 2014 statewide election.

"I am running for governor because I think we need to change state government," he said during the news conference this morning, adding that "we need to change the status quo."

Boughton referred to himself as a blue collar Republican, and said he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

In 2010, Boughton was the running mate for Michael Fedele, who was running for governor.

Fedele lost the Republican primary to Tom Foley and Gov. Dannel Malloy went on the win the general election.

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