President Obama To Attend Rally For Conn. Gov. Malloy
President Barack Obama will participate in a campaign rally for Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, who is in a close re-election race in a state that Obama won handily in 2012.The White House says President Obama will attend the rally Oct. 15, the first public political appearance by the president in this fall election campaign. President Obama has raised money for Democrats across the country including a stop in Greenwich Oct. 7.
Malloy is in a toss-up contest with Republican Tom Foley, a former ambassador to Ireland who lost to Malloy in 2010.
President Obama won Connecticut by 17 percentage points in 2012. Nationally, more Americans disapprove of the president’s performance than approve. As a result, he is likely to stay away from campaigning in states where he lost or had close contests.
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