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Malloy for President? NBC News Says: Maybe

April 17, 2017 By Staff
Malloy for President? NBC News Says: Maybe

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) is not running for re-election in 2018. That doesn't mean his political career is over, according to NBC News.

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) may be leaving the governor’s office in 2018, but are his sights set on an even bigger office? NBC News reported on Sunday that Malloy is in the mix of possible Democratic presidential candidates in 2020.

NBC News reporter Alex Seitz-Wald included Malloy in his list of “Remainders” in an article that featured a few dozen possible candidates who would look to take on President Donald Trump in three years:

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy was called Obama’s favorite governor, and he’s now leading the Democratic Governors Association, raising his profile and connecting him to donors, elected officials and operatives across the country.

One obstacle for a Malloy 2020 campaign? The governor would have to overcome his gutter-low approval rating in Connecticut, and probably explain to voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and more why he was so unpopular in his own state.

Seitz-Wald included one other Nutmeg State politician in his 2020 mix: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who Seitz-Wald called “a young foreign policy expert.”