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Patch Poll: Is It OK for Malloy to Campaign For Obama?

The Connecticut Republican chairman criticized the governor for making a trip to New Hampshire this past weekend to give a speech for the president.

In a presidential election year, the state of New Hampshire is again in play as a swing state.

With that, politicians who do not represent The Granite State are flying in to campaign for both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy paid a visit to Hampton, N.H., over two hours away from Hartofd, to campaign for Obama in front of an audience of about 100 people.

According to a story in The Day newspaper, Malloy noted that 2012 is going to be a close election and that he’s “not going to shy away from doing everything in my power to make sure people understand what’s at stake.”

Jerry Labriola Jr., the chairman of Connecticut’s Republican party, told the newspaper that the governor was making a “political trip” involving “thousands of dollars in expenses.” An administration official disputed his cost estimate.

Do you think it’s okay for Gov. Dannel Malloy to campaign for President Obama if it doesn’t cost taxpayer dollars? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

edmund dantes August 29, 2012 at 08:27 PM
The more time Malloy spends outside the state of Connecticut, the better off we all will be. I'd like to see him join Obama on the campaign trail full time.
Bob Paiva August 30, 2012 at 12:47 AM
How does Malloy campaigning for Obama differ from Jan Brewer or fatso Christie campaigning against Obama?
wyatt August 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM
A trip to NH and all he could draw was about 100 people. Yes! Malloy should campaign for Obama non stop.
Ronald DeRosa August 31, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Malachi, Because the Connecticut Republican Party Chairman, Jerry Labriola Jr., brought this issue up with The Day newspaper (and other publications, I believe), we felt it warranted a valid poll question.
edmund dantes August 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Malloy is speaking at the Democratic convention next week. Can anyone object? I don't, and I'm a Republican. Is his trip to NH any different? Not really. Is the legislature even in session? I don't think so. Who cares where Malloy is? I don't. Of Malloy's sins, some of which are serious, his campaigning in other states is not worth mentioning.

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