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With Few Regrets, Governor Malloy Is "Ready To Live A Different Life"

Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public Radio
Governor Dannel Malloy

Connecticut's 88th governor, Dannel P. Malloy, loves to make decisions. "That's who I am and what I am," he proclaimed during a wide-ranging exit interview with Colin McEnroe.

He also, undoubtedly, loves to get the last word, no matter if it's on state employee pension reforms, his handling of an unspeakable tragedy, severe weather events, or the results of the 2018 election.

The Republican Party in Connecticut bet on Malloy's unpopularity sinking Democratic candidates, even though the governor himself was not seeking re-election. That didn't happen.

Malloy calls it, "the dumbest campaign [strategy] they possibly could have deployed. ... Let's run against a guy who's already said he's leaving."

Malloy says he is moving forward. He's ready to leave public office and he's looking for "another big challenge."


  • Governor Dannel P. Malloy, whose second term in office ends Jan. 9 (@DanMalloyCT)

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Colin McEnroe, Lydia Brown, Chion Wolf, and Betsy Kaplan contributed to this show. 

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