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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.

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.

Ebong Udoma

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.

The campaign for governor in Connecticut is now in its final week and a number of national political figures are expected to come to Connecticut to help the candidates close the deal. Last night Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley sought votes on opposite sides of state on Monday.

Foley campaigned in southeastern Connecticut with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie helped rally Republican Party faithful at a café in Groton.

The latest Connecticut gubernatorial TV debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. 

Foley was a no show at WVIT’s 7 p.m. debate Thursday night even though the station left a seat on the stage open for him until 6:45. Foley’s campaign spokesman said he was instead taping a segment for a Sunday talk show on a rival TV station.

That left the stage to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti.

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