Incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, raises his arms over his head with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, left, and his wife Cathy Malloy, right, after speaking to supporters at his party's rally, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
In Connecticut, Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy declared victory early Wednesday morning in his tough re-election fight. His Republican opponent, Tom Foley, acknowledged he had "probably" lost their grueling rematch but wasn't ready to officially concede.
Joined by his family, Malloy took the stage at a banquet hall in Hartford soon after midnight. He gave a victory speech to the roomful of supporters that was not quite a victory speech.
A Quinnipiac University Poll released on Monday shows Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy leading his Republican challenger Tom Foley 47 to 44. That’s within the margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. This is similar to where the polls were on election eve four years ago in the first match up between Malloy and Foley.
Malloy won that race by 6,404 votes after a recount in Bridgeport. Just like four years ago, President Obama stumped for Malloy in Bridgeport two days before the election, highlighting the importance of getting out the urban vote for the Democrat.
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.
First Lady Michelle Obama rallied the Democratic Party faithful in Connecticut on Thursday, urging voters to help re-elect Governor Dannel Malloy and calling him an "instrumental partner" to her husband.
Obama was treated like a rock star with screams and cheers as she appeared on stage with Malloy in front of a crowd of more than 2,400 at Wilbur Cross High School. But her speech was interrupted several times by some Dreamers - undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children - heckling her about immigration reform. That prompted this response from the first lady.