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Patch’s Poll: Do You Think It’s Okay for Malloy to 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.

Jim G. August 29, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Uh-huh. I have absolutely no doubt that if we had a Republican governor you and Meow would have been just as diligent in your comments. Bottom line is that on the scale of problems, one pol touting another is pretty small beans. (It's also a Constitutional right, you'll recall.) Pretty pointless to waste time and space complaining when there are - indeed - real problems to address.
charles August 29, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Rowland and Rell did the same thing. The legislature's not in session, so Malloy's official roles can't be used to his advantage, so Governor Malloy should be making sure that our president is re-elected.
Peter J August 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM
With Ct ranking 50 out of 50 states maybe we should be happy he is out of state http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111904881404577603301566976464.html?mod=BOL_hpp_cover#articleTabs_article%3D1
Jim G. August 29, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Ranking is as selective as you care to make it. Whatever CT's faults, however far it may have fallen from some past state of perfection, it's head and shoulders above many other states these days in most important respects. Take your saving graces where you find them.
meowkats4 August 30, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Not so fast Mr. Jim G!! CT "it's head and shoulders above many other States these days in most important respects". Connecticut, which had the sixth-highest long-term unemployment rate nationally" among workers age 55 and older! http://www.ctmirror.org/blogs/malloy-applauded-rich-and-poor-not-so-much-middle

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