One governor, two challengers make their pitch

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Christine Stuart photo)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Christine Stuart photo)

WALLINGFORD, Conn. – The members of the Working Families Party were reminded Saturday at a union hall in Wallingford why they endorsed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy four years ago. They also heard from two of his potential opponents about why Malloy doesn’t deserve another four years.

Given the cold shoulder this past week by the AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor federation, Jonathan Pelto, a third-party candidate trying to gather enough signatures to get on the ballot in November was given an opportunity to address the members.

A former Democratic legislator and party official, Pelto who supported Malloy four years ago, finds himself in the unusual position of challenging a sitting governor. He said he felt it was his job to get up and start speaking about the bad policy decisions the Malloy administration was making first with his blog “Wait, What?” and then with his candidacy.

Malloy has tried his best to ignore the existence of Pelto’s candidacy. After touting his labor credentials Saturday Malloy declined to speak with reporters saying he had to take a call regarding the state’s emergency management drill.

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