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Malloy, underticket nominated to second term

Gov. Dannel Mallloy at Friday's Democratic Convention in Hartford. (Photo by Hugh McQuaid)
Gov. Dannel Mallloy at Friday’s Democratic Convention in Hartford. (Photo by Hugh McQuaid)

HARTFORD, Conn. – HARTFORD — More than 1,800 Democratic delegates on Friday named Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to the top of the 2014 ticket along with the five incumbent constitutional officers.

Democratic delegates are hoping Malloy can overcome doggedly low public polling numbers that have changed little since his narrow, 6,404-vote victory over Republican Tom Foley in 2010.

In a speech to the delegates, Malloy pointed to fiscal progress achieved since he took office in 2011 when the state was facing a projected $3.6 billion budget deficit. He said the economic downturn forced every state to take a “good hard look in the mirror.”

“Here in Connecticut, we faced a state economy that was suffering from decades of short-term thinking and band-aid solutions,” he said. “But we made the tough choices that helped turn our state around.”

Malloy said he knew some of the choices — likely referring to the $2.6 billion two-year, tax increase approved in his first year — did not make him “the most popular guy in every room.”

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One response to “Malloy, underticket nominated to second term”

  1. Piberman

    “Turn the state around” ? Even by the standards of political double talk that’s absurd. Before Gov. Malloy took office 4 yrs ago CT was not known by virtually every common measure of comparison the nation’s poster child for fiscal and economic mismanagement. Now it has that distinction. A state that puts its public unions ahead of taxpayer concerns. All loyal Democrats are called to rally round the Governor’s failed efforts at stemming the exodus of jobs, firms and citizens from CT. Unless they are truly embarrassed by an ineptness in state governance that makes continuing national headlines. Even the tooth fairy can imagine the consequences of 4 more years of certain failure to create a healthy economic and fiscal climate in CT. Democrats marching on to failed governance !

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