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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.

Richard Poulton August 30, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Of course state funds are being used. Gas for his state car, payroll for driver and security, most likely all on OT. If its an over-nighter then room and food costs, all out of pocket, I am sure re-paid by the state. The NH state democratic party should be footing the bill not the taxpers of CT. But OH no, just like the screwing Westport got when BO came into town for a high priced dinner by one of the 1%'ers he claims he hates.
CAjones August 30, 2012 at 03:16 PM
They should tour together..... Dumb and Dumber Abbott and Andy Barack and Dannel's Excellent Adventure
MrsSmithWatchingWashington August 30, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Malloy stumping for Obama can only be good for Romney. Talk about no record to run on, Malloy is terrible!
Hank Petroskey August 30, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Politicians are always campaigning for others in their party.
Jon September 13, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Great POST!!! Richard you called it. BO is a stench in America

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