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Obama To Join Malloy On Campaign Trail In Bridgeport

Gov. Dannel Malloy, far right, eats lunch with President Barack Obama before a rally on minimum wage in March in New Britain.
Gov. Dannel Malloy, far right, eats lunch with President Barack Obama before a rally on minimum wage in March in New Britain. Photo Credit: File
President Barack Obama, on stage with Gov. Dannel Malloy, speaks about the minimum wage, at Central Connecticut State University last year.
President Barack Obama, on stage with Gov. Dannel Malloy, speaks about the minimum wage, at Central Connecticut State University last year. Photo Credit: White House
President Barack Obama, on stage with Gov. Dannel Malloy, speaks about the minimum wage, at Central Connecticut State University last year.
President Barack Obama, on stage with Gov. Dannel Malloy, speaks about the minimum wage, at Central Connecticut State University last year. Photo Credit: White House

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- President Barack Obama will make a return visit to Fairfield County next week to stump for Gov. Dannel Malloy in his tough rematch race against GOP challenger Tom Foley, Hearst Connecticut Media said in an exclusive report.

Obama, who was in Greenwich on Tuesday for a private fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, will appear with Malloy at a rally Wednesday evening in Bridgeport, the largest city in the state, Hearst said.

Hearst said its source was a person familiar with the planning of the event speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to announce the details.

The White House is expected to formally announce the visit Thursday afternoon, Hearst said.

In the Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday , Foley and Malloy are in a dead heat, with 43 percent of the vote each.

Malloy beat Foley by a narrow 6,400 votes in 2010, but won 81 of the vote in Bridgeport.

In March, Malloy appeared with Obama at a rally to raise the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University. They also at lunch together at a local spot that day. Obama praised Malloy for his work to raise the minimum wage in Connecticut.

Read the full story about the president's Bridgeport visit here at the Hearst Connecticut Media website.

Read about Obama's visit to Greenwich on Tuesday here at the Daily Voice.

Read more about the Qunnipiac Poll results here at the Daily Voice.

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