HARTFORD, Conn. – Two gubernatorial candidates and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will address the Working Families Party Saturday as the party prepares to make its endorsements.
Every year the Working Families Party looks at the records of every candidate, regardless of political party, and endorses the ones who will most effectively build political power for working and middle class families and the unemployed. In addition the party will collect extensive questionnaires from each candidate, hold interviews, and survey the party’s membership.
Malloy, who was endorsed by the Working Families Party in 2010, received 26,308 votes on the Working Families Party ballot line that year. Those votes were added to the 540,970 he received on the Democratic ballot line and gave him the 6,404 margin of victory he needed to defeat Republican Tom Foley.
Malloy’s support of Paid Sick Days, which he was able to get passed during his first term, was a big part of why the Working Families Party supported him four years ago. But this year Malloy has some competition from a third-party candidate who leans further to the left of the political spectrum than he does.
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