Eyewitness News has learned former ambassador Tom Foley, the frontrunner in the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination is vetting four women in the search for a running mate. Sources on the condition of anonymity, told me the four are Avon businesswoman Lisa Wilson-Foley, State Representatives Pam Sawyer of Bolton, Penny Bacchiochi of Somers and Marilyn Giuliano of Old Saybrook. Wilson-Foley, Sawyer, and Bacchiochi would not comment, a message has been left for Giuliano.
A spokeswoman for Foley said “there is a process in the place to choose a candidate for lieutenant governor, but no names to make public yet.”
Our WFSB Republican political analyst Brian Flaherty said ” it is no accident legislative leaders would be looked at seriously. It would be a good blend of an outsider with Tom’s strengths and someone who knows the ways of the state capitol.” Looking at the list, one veteran GOP politico wouldn’t make a prediction but remarked ” Bacchiochi has spark.”