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Gov. Dannel Malloy Officially Launches Re-Election Bid

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy makes the announcement Friday in Hartford with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Photo Credit:
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is running for re-election with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Photo Credit:

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will seek a second term as Connecticut's highest elected official, The Hartford Courant is reporting.

Malloy, a former Stamford mayor, made the announcement during a press conference after a State Bond Commission meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, The Courant reported.

The Democratic governor made the announcement standing next to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who will be his running mate again in 2014.

"Dan Malloy has focused on strengthening Connecticut’s future. We’ve given small businesses the help they need to grow and create good jobs, balanced the budget and reduced the state’s long-term debt by billions, and made Connecticut the first state in the nation to increase the minimum wage to $10.10/hour," says an announcement on his campaign website at .

"But Dan Malloy is not satisfied, and he knows there is more work to be done. He is committed to making sure that our progress is felt not just by those at the top, but by all the people of Connecticut," the website says.

Malloy also relaunched his re-election Twitter account with an announcement of "I'm in! Let's keep CT moving forward."

He followed that up with, "I have fought my whole life to have the privilege to serve my state." Malloy also tweeted, "As a kid, I dreamed of the chance to help others the way my teachers helped me. Join me to keep CT moving forward."

He had previously dodged questions about running for another term, saying he wouldn't come to a conclusion until after the legislative session ended in May, according to The Courant.

The announcement came just one day after he signed a state-wide minimum wage hike to $10.10 an hour, one of his biggest legislative victories.

Malloy is a Stamford native who attended local schools and served as the city's mayor for 14 years.

He narrowly defeated Republican Tom Foley of Greenwich for governor in 2010, and all signs point to another closely contested race between the two this fall.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll said Malloy and Foley were in a virtual dead heat.

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