CROMWELL – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a politician who’s never gone long in reminding voters of the weak economy and fiscal crisis he inherited, seemed to turn a page Tuesday morning with a speech focusing on the new term that begins Jan. 7.
With the last amended results dribbling in Wednesday morning, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill certified the results of the 2014 election: Yes, Dannel P. Malloy is the winner.
Republican Tom Foley called Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to concede defeat in Connecticut’s race for governor Wednesday afternoon, about 12 hours after the first-term Democratic incumbent declared victory. Malloy won by 27,348, quadruple his plurality in 2010.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared victory early today in his bitter rematch with Republican Tom Foley, not waiting for his challenger to concede what Democrats described as an unexpectedly comfortable victory.
With Democrats defending five open seats, Republicans have a chance to capture control of the Connecticut Senate tonight for the first time since 1994, when John G. Rowland won his first term as governor and the GOP captured a 19-17 majority.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did for Tom Foley on Monday what President Obama did for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday: Tell the activists the election is up to their efforts Tuesday, even after $30 million in spending.
Buoyed by a solidifying Democrat base, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy opened a three-point lead Monday over Republican Tom Foley in a Quinnipiac University poll that’s likely to be the last word on Connecticut’s race for governor until the polls close Tuesday night.
President Obama dropped in on Connecticut’s race for governor Sunday, a day when the political winds shifted: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy got a bump in two polls, and independent Joe Visconti dropped out to endorse Republican Tom Foley.
Joe Visconti, the conservative petitioning candidate who had allied himself with the Tea Party and gun owners, quit the race for governor Sunday and endorsed Republican Tom Foley.
In a final televised confrontation, Republican Tom Foley aggressively pushed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday to match his 11th-hour promise to eliminate the state income tax on Social Security benefits and teacher pensions. They also debated art, sex and boat names.
On a day of cold rain and hot rhetoric, a new poll and a bit of trash talk, the campaigns of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley intersected Saturday in Bridgeport, where the final votes were counted in 2010.
Even at 43 percent in the polls, Dannel P. Malloy says there’s little he would have done differently. And Connecticut shouldn’t expect him to change if he is re-elected Tuesday, even if 52 percent of voters do have an unfavorable opinion of him.
Connecticut’s deadlocked race for governor drew First Lady Michelle Obama to a raucous rally Thursday in New Haven, the city whose turnout next week probably will be the rock on which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election founders or succeeds.
Connecticut’s governor for the next four years will face a wide range of challenges to improve the state’s public schools. The Mirror spoke with both major party candidates about their approach to education. Today, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talks about his track record and future plans. Wednesday, Republican challenger Tom Foley will lay out his vision for Connecticut schools.
Since their endorsement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, leaders of the largest teachers’ union in Connecticut have portrayed the governor as defender of what teachers worry about most: the future of their pensions. But while touting Malloy as the first governor to “fully fund” the long-neglected pension system, the leadership message of the Connecticut Education Association doesn’t mention that Malloy had little choice but to do so.