- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

AVON, Conn. (AP) - Avon attorney Martha Dean, an advocate for gun owners, says she is withdrawing from the 2014 Connecticut governor’s race.

The Republican announced Friday that new Quinnipiac University Poll prompted her decision to drop out before the GOP convention, scheduled for May 16 and 17. The survey of 443 registered Republicans showed Dean with 5 percent of the vote in a potential primary.

The GOP primary poll, with a margin of sampling error of 4.7 percentage points, showed Greenwich businessman Tom Foley in the lead with 39 percent, followed by Danbury Mayor Boughton with 9 percent, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney with 8 percent, West Hartford contractor Joseph Viconti with 4 percent and Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti with 3 percent.

Foley ties Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a potential matchup.

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