Lieutenant governor race: GOP will have a primary

Lisa Wilson-Foley, a Simsbury businesswoman, said today she will pursue a Republican primary for the nomination for lieutenant governor.

“I am ready for a primary so the voters can decide,” she said during a phone interview. “I think once you get out of the cozy relationships people have at the convention things can change.”

Without any affiliation with a gubernatorial candidate, Wilson-Foley captured 25 percent of the votes at Saturday’s Republican State Convention, enough to claim a spot on the Aug. 10 Republican primary ballot.

Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton picked up two-thirds of the vote and the Republican convention endorsement. He is the running mate of Michael C. Fedele.

Comptroller Nancy Wyman, the running mate of Dan Malloy, captured the Democratic endorsement for lieutenant governor. Simsbury first selectwoman Marry Glassman, the running mate of Ned Lamont, has said she will force a primary.