Looking Ahead: In One Year, CT Will Have Elected a New GovernorNovember 7, 2017
After eight years of Dan Malloy, Connecticut will give someone new a chance in just about one year.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 is Election Day in Connecticut. Municipalities will hold elections across the state.
However, Tuesday also marks roughly one year from the day Connecticut will elect a new governor. This one will replace Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) after eight years.
- Is the second-least popular governor in America, with a paltry 23 percent approval rating
- Vetoed a budget that passed with votes from both parties in both chambers
- Was then shut out of subsequent budget negotiations, apparently because both Republican and Democratic leaders saw his nitpicking as a distraction
- Pushed a $1.8 billion tax increase through in his first months in office, still the largest tax increase in Connecticut’s history
- Recently came out against the national GOP plan to provide tax relief
Malloy’s unpopularity and the years of tax hikes may favor a Republican candidate. First, though, the nominee will have to wade through a large and talented field. As of November 2017, at least 10 Republicans are running and have raised tens of thousands of dollars.
Whether a Republican or a Democrat wins in 2018, though, the end of Malloy’s eight-year reign is near.
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