Barack Obama

Election 2014
2:34 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Obama Helps Rally The Urban Vote For Malloy In Bridgeport

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.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

President Barack Obama came to Connecticut on Sunday to support incumbent Governor Dannel Malloy at a boisterous rally in Bridgeport.

Democrat Malloy is in a close rematch with Republican Tom Foley.

About 1,900 Democratic Party faithful filled the city’s Central High School gym to hear Obama’s closing argument for Malloy.

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Election 2014
5:55 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Foley Downplays Obama's Campaign Visit For Malloy

Conn. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley's campaign bus parked outside an office park in Shelton, Conn., where the candidate had a campaign rally on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

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.

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Election 2014
7:58 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Conn. Democrats thrilled to have Obama campaign for Malloy in Bridgeport

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.
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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.

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Obama pushes for $10.10 minimum wage
9:10 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Obama visits Connecticut and calls for federal minimum wage increase

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.
Credit Ebong Udoma

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.

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Debate over military strike in Syria
9:15 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Conn., NY lawmakers weigh in on Syria

The Capitol as seen through a door in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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.

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