Connecticut gubernatorial race promises to be one of most expensive, competitive, professor says

Brown-DeanKhalilah Brown-Dean, associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to seek re-election.

“The 2014 race promises to be one of the most expensive and competitive in recent state history,” Brown-Dean said. “The shape of Connecticut’s race may hold important implications for what we should expect to see at the national level. Both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee are actively working to capture state houses, shore up victories in the midterm congressional elections and prepare for the 2016 Presidential campaign cycle.”

A Democrat, Malloy announced March 28 that he will run for a second term in office. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman also announced her intentions to run for another term.

“Today’s announcement allows Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman to formally launch their fundraising efforts while also taking advantage of the monumental decision to adopt the highest minimum wage in the country,” Brown-Dean added. “The high level of bipartisan support among voters for increasing that wage will prove to be a key electoral hurdle for the Republican challenger.”

If you’re interested in speaking to Brown-Dean, please contact John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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