Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy released a plan on Monday that he says will create jobs and improve the state’s economy if he wins a second term. The Democrat is running for reelection in November.
The plan includes helping minority contractors, Malloy said. It would invest $100 million over the next two years to expand the state’s small business express program, he said. That would create an additional 10,000 jobs.
Former President Bill Clinton, right, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center rear, greet supporters during a rally in support for Malloy's re-election, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.
Former President Bill Clinton says polls may show a tight race for governor in Connecticut. But Clinton says Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy could end up winning by more than 10 points if enough Democrats show up at the polls in November.
Clinton was in Connecticut on Tuesday to help rally support for Malloy’s reelection bid.
A 15,000-member gun rights organization in Connecticut is backing Republican Tom Foley for governor in this November’s election. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League posted the endorsement on its website on Friday.
The CCDL endorsement of Foley had been anticipated. So much so that it was a point of contention during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate between Foley and Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.
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.