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Clinton stumps for Malloy, touts governor for making hard decisions

Former President Bill Clinton (Christine Stuart photo)
Former President Bill Clinton (Christine Stuart photo)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Former President Bill Clinton visited Connecticut for the second time in a month on Monday in support of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is in a tight re-election battle against Republican challenger Tom Foley.

About 700 supporters turned out Monday night for a rally at the Learning Corridor in Hartford, where Clinton praised the tough decisions Malloy has made during his first term. He drew comparisons between what Malloy has done for Connecticut and what he had to do as governor of Arkansas.

Clinton said people should not believe politics is always “eating candy and never having to go to the dentist.”

“[Malloy] had a strategy that was designed to make everybody mad,” Clinton said, referring to the governor’s shared sacrifice approach to balancing the budget in 2011. When Malloy took office, the state was facing a $3.67 billion deficit — a sum that represented about 19 percent of the state’s $19.1 billion budget at the time.

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One response to “Clinton stumps for Malloy, touts governor for making hard decisions”

  1. One and Done

    Thank God Malloy isn’t making the kind of ‘hard’ decisions our Governor has to. The intern pool will be happy about that.

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