By Christine Stuart
HARTFORD, Conn. – Martha Dean, an Avon lawyer and a darling of the Tea Party and the Second Amendment crowd, announced Tuesday on her Facebook page that she will run for governor.
The 2010 Republican nominee for Attorney General, Dean seems to be a perennial candidate for one of the constitutional offices, but this year is different. Dean wants to be at the top of the ticket.
Dean has attended the announcements of almost all of the other Republican candidates for governor. She will hold a formal press conference to announce her candidacy next Tuesday. Since she has not filed any paperwork and has not returned a call for comment, it’s uncertain if she will be seeking the Republican nomination for governor or run as an independent.
Earlier Tuesday, Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, announced she was dropping out of the race for governor, leaving former Ireland Ambassador Tom Foley, Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, and Joe Visconti of West Hartford.
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