BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Barack Obama made a stop in Bridgeport, Connecticut Sunday in an eleventh-hour push to help fellow Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy in his re-election campaign.
Obama praised the governor for pushing for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and helping to create one of the most successful health insurance marketplaces in the country.
Malloy is in a dead heat with Republican Tom Foley with just two days until Election Day.
“The man I am running against has spent his life hurting the middle class,” Malloy said. “You know the stories about companies bought and companies bankrupted, while he made millions and millions of dollars.”
While Malloy took aim at Foley, the president took on apathetic voters, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.
“Volunteer these last couple of days. Make some phone calls. Knock on some doors. Grab everybody you know, get them out to vote,” Obama said.