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AG Jepsen in 2014: Malloy and I “Close Personal Friends”

January 6, 2017 By Staff
AG Jepsen in 2014: Malloy and I “Close Personal Friends”

Back in April 2014, when Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) was more popular, Attorney General George Jepsen called him "a very close personal friend."

Observers consider Attorney General George Jepsen a “[p]otential candidate” for governor in 2018. Jepsen may try to distance himself from Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) and his 24 percent approval, should he run.

But a 2014 article dug up by Reclaim Connecticut reveals Jepsen and Malloy are quite close.

More from the Hartford Courant, in April 2014:

At the Capitol, Jepsen said he has a close working relationship with the governor.

“Gov. Malloy and I have known each other for 30 years,” Jepsen told reporters Monday. “We’re close personal friends — both coming out of Stamford Democratic politics. We practiced law together in the same small office. He helped me run for the legislature. … He continues to be a very close personal friend and a political ally.”

Malloy is not the only Democrat that Jepsen has an affinity for. In November 2016, Jepsen praised Bridgeport mayor and former convict Joe Ganim:

With the exception of Balletto, they stayed away a year ago, when Ganim claimed victory in the same room. He was an ex-con five years removed from a seven-year term in prison for what prosecutors said was a methodical scheme during his first tenure as mayor to squeeze hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from city contractors. … “Congratulations to the mayor, Joe Ganim, for his first year back in office,” Jepsen said.

Jepsen also thanked Bridgeport for “deliver[ing]” Democratic votes to statewide candidates like him.