State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) is not ready to formally jump into the race for governor just yet.
Ms. Boucher, who formed a committee to explore the feasibility of running for the Republican candidacy of the state’s highest office, is holding off despite three other candidates who have officially declared: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who tossed his hat in the ring last week; state Sen. John McKinney (R-28); and Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who announced his candidacy at the end of 2013. Tom Foley of Greenwich, who opposed Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2010, is also expected to formally enter the race. The Republican Party convention is scheduled for May 16-17 at Mohegan Sun.