President Barack Obama raises the hand of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, during a rally at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. emocratic city in an effort to re-elect Malloy in Tuesday's midterm election where he will rematch with GOP candidate Tom Foley.
On Friday, Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley downplayed the significance of President Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport on Sunday to stump for his Democratic rival Governor Dannel Malloy.
The latest Quinnipiac University released on Wednesday shows Foley and Malloy in a dead heat.
Foley, a Greenwich businessman, says he’s not expecting that the president’s visit will help sway the vote in Connecticut.
US Senator Richard Blumenthal, President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Conn, at the Oct. 30, 2010 Democratic Party rally at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Blumenthal and Himes won election to federal office following the rally.
Connecticut Democrats say they’re excited to have President Barack Obama campaign for Gov. Dannel Malloy at a rally in Bridgeport on Wednesday. State Republicans are downplaying the significance of the rally.
In 2010, President Obama made one of his last campaign appearances in Bridgeport. The rally at the Webster Bank arena attracted about 9,000 people, and helped boost turnout in Bridgeport so much so that local election officials ran out of ballots. It resulted in Democrat Malloy defeating Republican businessman Tom Foley by 6,400 votes after a recount in Bridgeport.
President Obama speaking at the minimum wage rally at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday March 5th, 2014. Seated on stools from left to right behind Obama are US Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Schafee, Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.
President Barack Obama was in Connecticut on Wednesday making a push for an increase in the federal minimum wage. The president was joined on stage by the governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.
President Obama's call to postpone a vote on a military strike in Syria is giving members of Congress some breathing room. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on what some lawmakers from Connecticut and New York are saying about the issue.