Governor Malloy was our guest this Sunday on Face the State, a week after his opponent Tom Foley appeared, and less than 48 hours before voters head to the polls to decide whether he should be re-elected. During the taping, the governor and I talked about a wide range of topics, including what he wants to accomplish if he keeps his job.
We also talked about some controversial subjects, namely some mailers sent by the state Democratic party to voters across the state. The mailers detail the recipient’s voting record, and there is warning if they don’t vote. An editorial in the Hartford Courant called the move “shameful.” The governor said he had nothing to do with them, but didn’t see anything wrong with these mailers.
I asked the governor about an ad he is running that some viewers have told me is confusing. The ad says Tom Foley doesn’t pay taxes, as it shows pictures of his plane, yacht and house. Some believe the ad suggest he doesn’t pay taxes on those items, and we got the governor’s take on whether the ad is misleading.
Later in the broadcast we talked about the governor’s efforts to restore an NHL team to Hartford. There was some new information to report and the governor also talked about where a new XL Center should be built. The governor called a return of a team to Hartford a “real possibility.” For Whalers fans, you will find that in part 2 in the links below.
UPDATE: watch the show at the links below