By Russell Blair Contact Reporter
Malloy and Murphy traveling to Iowa and New Hampshire to talk up Hillary Clinton
Two prominent Connecticut politicians will be traveling to early primary states to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in the coming days.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be heading to Iowa this weekend, Leigh Appleby, a spokesman with the state Democratic Party, confirmed Thursday afternoon. And on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy will travel to New Hampshire where he’ll talk up Clinton’s plans to reduce gun violence, according to his office.
Appleby said Malloy would be in Iowa Saturday and Sunday. Clinton will face off with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in a nationally televised debate Saturday night in New Hampshire. Malloy will be at a debate watch party at a Clinton campaign office in Waterloo, Iowa.
Murphy’s trip to New Hampshire targets a divisive issue between Clinton and Sanders. Clinton has sharply criticized Sanders’ views on gun control.