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  •  Gov. Malloy handled the Sandy Hook tragedy (4+ / 0-)
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    with such grace. Won't that put him in a good position to be re-elected?

    •  He was very unpopular before that (1+ / 0-)
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      He was dealt a really lousy hand when he came into office - a huge budge deficit that the previous governor & legislature had been fixing with bandaids for years, and one of Southeastern CT's biggest employers - Pfizer - announced it was moving several thousand jobs from CT to Boston within a few days of his coming into office.  However, since it happened on his watch, a lot of people blame him for it.  (Major blow to SE CT, which had always struggled to keep up with the rest of the state as it was...)

      When he came into office, liberal radio show host Colin McEnroe said that Malloy would do a lot of things that would prove unpopular in the short-term (raise taxes, cut state employee benefits, etc), but would put the state on better footing in the future.  Because that's how Malloy works.  However, he said, that it would probably doom Malloy to be a one term governor because people won't see the benefits for 5-10 years.

      "I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers

      by newjeffct on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:32:09 AM PST

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