Governors Malloy, Christie, Walker, and Jindal: Their Records and Rhetoric
The race for the White House is on and politicians from around the country are lining up for a shot at the presidency. As of this month, there are eight current or former governors seeking their party's nomination. While Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is not one of them, he's certainly not shy about discussing those who are.
Malloy, who was elected chair of 2016 Democratic Governor's Association, has been critically outspoken in recent years about his Republican counterparts in New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. Some have praised his critique as bold and unequivocal, while others have dismissed it as partisan rhetoric -- a diversion from the economic inequality in Connecticut and the lackluster approval ratings he has there.
We take a look at the records of these Republican governors -- Chris Christie of New Jersey, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana -- and ask experts from their respective states how they compare with that of our very own, Dannel Malloy.
- Kieth Phaneuf - State budget and government reporter for The Connecticut Mirror
- Heather Long - Markets and Investing Editor for CNN Money
- Matt Arco - State house reporter for New Jersey Advance Media. He writes for NJ.com and The Star-Ledger
- Ruth Conniff - Yale graduate and editor of The Progressive Magazine in Madison, Wisconsin
- Robert Mann - Author, journalist, and political historian. He writes a weekly political column for NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune
John Dankosky contributed to this show.