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BREAKING: Malloy Will NOT Run for a Third Term

April 13, 2017 By Staff
BREAKING: Malloy Will NOT Run for a Third Term

Kevin Rennie of Daily Ructions broke the story on Thursday afternoon.

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) will not run for a third term as Connecticut’s governor, Kevin Rennie reported on his news blog Daily Ructions on Thursday.

Malloy announced his decision at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Reporter Ken Dixon confirmed on Thursday afternoon, on Twitter:

The announcement comes on the heels of a bad new approval rating for Malloy: 29 percent. Morning Consult released the approval rating on Tuesday.

UPDATE, 2:17pm: NBC Connecticut’s Ken Buffa has the full speech:

UPDATE: 2:37pm: Reclaim Connecticut has video of Malloy’s announcement:

UPDATE: 2:47pm: The RGA released a statement on Malloy’s decision:

“After years of pushing destructive anti-jobs, high-tax policies that have forced businesses and residents to flee the state in large numbers, Failed Governor Dan Malloy’s toxic legacy will leave Connecticut worse off,” said RGA Communications Director Jon Thompson. “Malloy’s decision to not seek re-election creates a top pick-up opportunity for Republicans in 2018 and represents yet another failed recruiting effort for the DGA. As the most unpopular Democrat governor in the country, Connecticut gave up long ago on any hopes of effective governance from Malloy, and now Malloy is giving up on Connecticut.”

UPDATE: 2:48pm: Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury), a Republican candidate for statewide office, released a statement:

“The damage caused by Malloy’s reckless leadership has harmed Connecticut tremendously. Under Governor Malloy’s watch we have seen the exit of GE and the largest tax increase in our state’s history. Perhaps what is most harmful is the divisive nature that he has brought to governing our state. Fortunately, the dark days of the Malloy administration are now numbered.”

UPDATE, 4:36pm: Steve Obsitnik, a Republican businessman running for statewide office, said the following:

“This is a good day for the citizens of Connecticut. Dan Malloy enacted the largest tax increases in state history, pushed GE to Boston and saddled taxpayers with billion-dollar deficits. We have learned career politicians will only take us down the wrong road. We need a new vision and fresh ideas to grow jobs and address our fiscal crisis.”

Keep up with Reclaim Connecticut for more on this breaking story.