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Malloy on MSNBC: Obama welcome to campaign in Connecticut

The general election is on Nov. 4
The general election is on Nov. 4

HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite some recent “rocky days” for President Barack Obama, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told MSNBC’s “The Morning Joe” Wednesday the president is still welcome to come to Connecticut and campaign for his re-election.

“The president’s had some rocky days, there’s no doubt about it. But I think fundamentally, and certainly people in Connecticut, understand hard work, diligence and that he’s handling some tough issues,” the governor said during the Wednesday morning appearance.

Malloy, a Democrat seeking re-election in November, has been a close ally of Obama’s throughout his first term. Under Malloy, Connecticut became the first state to heed Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. And Malloy received national attention for defending the policy and the president against Republican criticisms in February.

On Wednesday, Malloy acknowledged the president’s approval ratings have been low but said Obama has been handling difficult international conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine.

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