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Unlike Others, Malloy Welcomed President Obama's Presence During Election

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy narrowly survived a challenge from Republican Tom Foley Tuesday. In an election season that saw many Democrats not campaigning with President Barack Obama because of his poor approval rating, but Malloy welcomed the President’s support.Surrounded by fellow Democrats Wednesday afternoon, Malloy said he believes in President Obama’s initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act and welcomed the President’s presence during his bid for reelection.

“So I wasn’t running,” Malloy said. “I wanted him in. He could’ve come in four times as far as I’m concerned. We got him once and it helped us do what we needed to do.”

Republican Tom Foley conceded in what was a rematch of 2010.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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