BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– President Obama has gone to more that 50 campaign fund raising events around the country for the mid-term elections but this is one of only a handful of campaign rallies.
“I can’t vote in Connecticut but I’ll tell you who I’d vote for..I’d want Dan Malloy to lead us for another four years,” said the President.
And Governor Malloy unabashedly touts his support of many Obama initiatives, saying at the rally “when the president called for raising the minimum wage, we responded, first in the nation to raise the minimum wage.”
The rally was interrupted many times by the so called ‘Dreamers’. People that think the President is moving too slowly on immigration issues. The President said that issue is a good reason to keep the Republicans from controlling the Senate because they have stalled it.
Many Democrats around the country are trying to keep their distance from President Obama because of his low approval ratings. But that’s not the story in places like Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport.
“President Obama is very popular around here because he’s done a lot of good in the past few years,” said Lucjan Danek of Bridgeport. When asked does that help Mr. Malloy, Danek said, “it definitely does.”
“I think it’s going to help him very much a lot of people are going to come out to vote…we’ll know on Election Day,” added Bridgeporter Debbie Williams.
There is tremendous pride in the Obama presidency and the Malloy campaign hopes that this last minute campaign stop, like the one here four years ago, will help to bring out large numbers of Democratic voters here.