NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest high-profile Democrat to campaign for Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.
The president’s wife is scheduled to appear Thursday at an afternoon campaign rally in New Haven for Malloy and the Connecticut Democrats. Her husband, President Barack Obama, is slated to headline another rally Sunday afternoon in Bridgeport.
Democrats are working to encourage their base to come out and vote in this year’s tight gubernatorial election. Polls released this week by Quinnipiac University and CBS/New York Times showed Malloy and his Republican challenger, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, locked in a dead heat.