Some worry Connecticut lost political clout with election

In this Sept. 22, 2016 photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. speaks at a ribbon cutting for new laboratory space at the University of Connecticut's Cell and Genome Sciences building in Farmington, Conn. The labs are being leased to bioscience startup businesses as part of the state's Technology Incubator Program. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Opinions differ as to whether Connecticut will feel the ramifications of less political clout in Washington, D.C. following the election.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is downplaying the possible effects of a Republican presidency and Republican Congress.

Malloy says that there are always changes in administration and that Washington and Connecticut will continue to do business with each other.

But Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier says she’s worried President-elect Donald Trump was backed by groups that oppose many things Connecticut supports, ranging from funding for submarines to support for immigrants.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy says the delegation has built a “rock-solid, bipartisan base of support for the military programming” important to Connecticut.

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