Tuesday, January 21, 2014
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
On a holiday dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Connecticut Democrats and Republicans engaged today in election-year politicking with blunt appeals to one of the most reliable Democratic voting blocs: African Americans.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who benefited from a huge urban turnout in the close 2010 election, described his Democratic administration as keeping faith with the ideals of the slain civil rights leader, touting his efforts to protect voting rights and promote economic equality.
Malloy was a featured speaker at an annual remembrance at the State Capitol in the Hall of the Flags. Standing at the same microphone an hour earlier, Republicans had announced a new GOP outreach to black voters.
“They have a lot of work to do,” Malloy said.
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