With no Senate race and no contested primaries at the Congressional level, the only Republican primary will take place for the Governor's office. To state that incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy is in trouble electorally would be an understatement. He barely won against Tom Foley in 2010.
Foley has been chomping at the bits for a rematch this year. First, he will have to face down state senate minority leader John McKinney in the GOP primary. In that primary, the rightful focus is on Malloy's record, not attacks on one another. This may the shortest entry in this series, but my endorsement, based on his performance in 2010 and the electability factor, would have to go to Tom Foley.