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President Obama To Attend Rally For Conn. Gov. Malloy

President Obama speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in May.
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President Obama speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in May.
President Obama speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in May.
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President Obama speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in May.

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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Born and raised in Eden, NY, Jim has been WAMC’s Associate News Director since October 2016. Since 2020, Jim has hosted WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief.
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