Patch’s Poll: Should Malloy Campaign For Obama?

The Connecticut Republican chairman criticized the governor for making a trip to New Hampshire this past weekend to give a speech for the president.


In a presidential election year, the state of New Hampshire is again in play as a swing state.

With that, politicians who do not represent The Granite State are flying in to campaign for both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy paid a visit to Hampton, N.H., over two hours away from Hartofd, to campaign for Obama in front of an audience of about 100 people.

According to a story in The Day newspaper, Malloy noted that 2012 is going to be a close election and that he’s “not going to shy away from doing everything in my power to make sure people understand what’s at stake.”

Jerry Labriola Jr., the chairman of Connecticut’s Republican party, told the newspaper that the governor was making a “political trip” involving “thousands of dollars in expenses.” An administration official disputed his cost estimate.

Do you think it’s okay for Gov. Dannel Malloy to campaign for President Obama if it doesn’t cost taxpayer dollars? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

David Irons August 31, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Jane, while you are correct that NJ's rate is higher than CT, the national rate (July 2012) is 8.3 percent. The CT rate for July 2012 is 8.5 percent. CT is NOT below the national average.
David Irons August 31, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Tourist, and what party had control of the legislature during all those years? Many of those Republican governor's had their hands tied by those Democratic controlled legislatures.
Ron August 31, 2012 at 05:14 PM
The last economic poll of the 50 states came out yesterday. It showed CT as the most bankrupt state in the nation. Thus I think it is fitting that Molloy support Obama and join with him as a traveling slide show of the two most failed and bankrupt leaders in the world. CT when it enters into declared banruptcy in 2016 and no later than 2018 will make Greece and Spain look like economic engines of growth and prosperity.
LiveForFreedom August 31, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Yes Connecticut has been a Democratic led state. The state laws and tax increases come from the state legislature which has been controlled by Democrats for 42 of the last 58 years. The governor can only do what the legislature votes on. One party rule is dangerous for democracies. It leads to corruption and decision are based on power, not compromise. John Larson, Jim Himes, Chris Murphy, Joe Courtney and Rosa DeLauro have failed to control spending. House Speaker Chris Donovan , Senator Edith Prague , Senator Martin Looney, House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey, Betsy Ritter, Kevin Sullivan, George Jepsen , Kevin Lembo , Denise Napier , Denise Merril , Nancy Wyman, Andrew Maynard and Tom Reynolds all have an impact on our state budget. There is no compromise today. In Connecticut we have 5 Democratic congressmen, a democratic state legislature and a democratic governor. Two Democratic senators Joe Lieberman and Dick Blumenthal. The last republican senator was Lowell Weiker elected in 1970, some 42 years ago. Politicians like Chris Dodd, Sam Gejdenson, have also failed to control spending in the second district
Ralph Thayer September 01, 2012 at 01:48 AM
And now there is this New Hampshire opinion: "Sane politics: Don't follow Connecticut" http://bit.ly/S6UTNe


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