FAIRFIELD - Fairfield state Sen. John McKinney will likely run for governor next year.

A source close to the Republican says he is seriously considering running for the office in 2014 and will most likely make a formal announcement in the spring.

McKinney also represents Newtown, Easton, Weston and Westport.

Greenwich Republican Tom Foley, who narrowly lost in 2010, also plans to run against Democratic incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy.