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Shift In Danbury Area Voting Made A Big Difference For Malloy

Gov. Dannel Malloy speaks at a rally in Bridgeport in the closing days of the campaign.
Gov. Dannel Malloy speaks at a rally in Bridgeport in the closing days of the campaign. Photo Credit: Salvatore Trifilio, File

DANBURY, Conn. -- The final analysis of the Election Day victory of Gov. Dannel Malloy showed a big upswing of votes for the Democratic incumbent in the Danbury area, the Hartford Courant reported.

Danbury accounted for a swing of 2,337 votes for Malloy as the city shifted from a huge backing for Republican Tom Foley to a solid city for Malloy, the Courant said.

One big difference from 2010? Popular Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was Foley's running mate that year, the Courant said.

The Danbury area’s swing could be part of a larger pattern based on the improved economy in the city, the Courant said. Just days before the election, Malloy visited Danbury to announce that Praxair would build a new world headquarters in the city.

Read the full story here at the Hartford Courant website.

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