With the race this tight, Quinnipiac Poll Director Douglas Schwartz says the conventional wisdom is that conservative third-party candidate Joe Visconti, who is coming in at 9 percent in the poll, is probably taking votes away from Republican Foley.
In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Joe Visconti, listens as votes are tallied at the Connecticut Republican Convention in Uncasville, Conn. Visconti submitted enough valid signatures by the Aug. 6 deadline to successfully petition his way onto the 2014 ballot for governor.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy took advantage of petitioning candidate Joe Visconti's first appearance at a gubernatorial debate to criticize his Republican opponent Tom Foley's position on Connecticut's gun control law.
The debate between the three candidates took place at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Thursday night.
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.
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.