Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he supports state Democrats sending out a mailer for his re-election paid for with funds raised to help federal candidates.
Republicans and Connecticut elections officials object to the move claiming it violates state election laws.
The Connecticut Democratic Party said in a statement on Wednesday that they’ve received conflicting guidance on the matter from state and federal regulators. They said that’s why they’ve decided to proceed with the mailing based on the party’s “good-faith interpretation of federal law.”
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigned in Connecticut on Monday to rally support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. Christie spoke to Foley supporters at Foley’s campaign headquarters in Trumbull.
Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley are scheduled to meet this week for their first debate before the November election. Connecticut’s stricter gun control law, signed by Malloy after the school shooting in Newtown, is expected to feature prominently in the debate.
Foley has said he would not have signed the gun legislation into law, had he been governor. Foley said he disagrees with the stricter regulation of guns and ammunition contained in the law, in a GOP debate earlier this month.
Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, has accused his incumbent Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of bribing businesses to stay in the state. During a visit to Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford on Friday, Malloy rejected Foley’s accusation.
Malloy signed into law a deal with United Technologies Corporation, Sikorsky’s parent company, allowing the company to use $500 million in state tax credits to upgrade and expand its facilities in Connecticut in May.
Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his leading Republican challenger Tom Foley are taking shots at each other following their party conventions over the weekend. The candidates are picking up from four years ago when Malloy narrowly beat Foley.