The latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley.
Organized labor is devoting millions of dollars and countless man-hours to re-elect Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat considered an important ally of unions despite a 2011 clash with unionized state employees in which he threatened massive layoffs during a budget impasse.
President Barack Obama will participate in a campaign rally for Connecticut Gov. DannelMalloy, who is in a close re-election race in a state that Obama won handily in 2012.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley may disagree about the direction of Connecticut’s economy, but they showed some signs of similarity Tuesday, agreeing the state does not need more casinos, legalized marijuana or higher taxes.
The Connecticut Democratic Party claims Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s campaign violated state elections law by lifting policy recommendations from a think tank Foley originally founded.
Facing a tough re-election battle, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appears to be making some strides toward mending fences with Connecticut teachers who’ve been angered by remarks he made about tenure and the roll-out of his public education initiative.
Add another nearly $2 million in PAC money to the tally in Connecticut’s race for governor.
Former state Rep. Jonathan Pelto says he likely has failed to collect enough signatures to get onto the ballot as a petitioning candidate for governor.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy received praise and likely financial help on Wednesday from Vice President Joe Biden, who lauded his fellow Democrat as “an incredibly innovative governor” who deserves a second term.
Tom Foley, the Republican nominee for governor, says that regardless of the issues such as taxes and Connecticut’s economy he’s more likable than his opponent, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.