'He's In!' Malloy Declares Run for CT Governor

The Democrat says "Let's keep CT moving forward."

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Credit: Malloy Campaign on Twitter
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Credit: Malloy Campaign on Twitter
The news may come as no surprise, but it is now official: Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is running for re-election.

The Democrat will once again have Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman as his running mate.

According to a report on the New Haven Register, Malloy made the announcement in response to a question during a routine press at the Capitol Friday morning. Malloy had previously said he would wait till after the 2014 legislative session to announce whether he was running or not.

In a Tweet from the Malloy Campaign, @DanMalloyCT, he writes:

"I'm in! Let's keep CT moving forward. Join my campaign here: http://www.danmalloy2014.com"

The former mayor of Stamford, Malloy is serving his first term as governor. There are several Republicans vying for their party's nomination to unseat him, including Tom Foley, who narrowly lost to Malloy in 2010.

Reacting to the news, Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. said:

"Governor Malloy’s announcement that he’s running for re-election doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The governor has been in full campaign mode for the past six months, raising campaign cash from state contractors in a pay-to-play shakedown and misleading voters about his record in a desperate attempt to improve his abysmal approval rating."

A Quinnipiac University Poll released earlier this month found that Malloy was in a dead heat with Foley, and that the governor's approval rating was 48%.

At the time, Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said, "For Malloy, perhaps the biggest worry is that he’s never been able to get over 50 percent in job approval – a danger sign for any incumbent.”

Labriola's statement concluded: "Governor Malloy faces a difficult challenge over the next 8 months as he tries to run on a record that includes the largest tax hike in state history, $3 billion in spending increases, and an economy that continues to stagnate. Voters know that Connecticut can’t afford four more years of Dan Malloy."

David Parsons March 31, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Maria Young, there are quite a few European countries that are called "socialist" by many people. The per capita incomes of Norway, Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden are all higher than the USA.
Catherine & Dennis April 28, 2014 at 07:32 PM
Malloy is such an incompetent. He has given away millions upon millions to fat cat CEO's while we the little guy pay for all via tax, tax, retroactive tax. Now once again he admits he has no clue how much (or little) is left and your promised $55 is now off the table. Too bad we have to wait until November to send him packing
SILENT WOLF April 28, 2014 at 07:56 PM
Malloy can take that $55.00and ram it up as far as it will go.All that was is money allocated to buy your next vote.Screw that Liberal and his socialist counterpart in Washington.
Gary Tobin April 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM
Harry May 01, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Gallup has a new poll out, 50% of the state wants to leave if they could... Great job libturds


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