Gubernatorial candidates focus on education in latest ads

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – This week, two of the three gubernatorial candidates, have decided to focus on education policy in their TV ads and like the candidates the ads are vastly different.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who angered teachers in 2012 when he said that in order to earn tenure “the only thing you have to do is show up for four years,” released a 60-second spot Tuesday about how he overcame his learning disabilities as a child.

“As a child Dan Malloy overcame severe learning disabilities, got through school listening to books on tape for the blind,” a male narrator says. “With the help of great teachers Malloy graduated from college with honors then got his law degree.”

The ad goes onto explain how Malloy decided to increase funding to education even while facing a large budget deficit and a reduction in federal stimulus funds being used to prop up Connecticut’s education funding during former Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration.

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