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.