GOV RACE TO TURN ON GOTV; MALLOY WITH LIKELY EDGE THERE

When all is said (and everyone has indeed, said it) who will be Connecticut’s governor for the next four years will come down to which campaign has the better ground game; the better “get out the vote” machine. And if history is any guide that might very well be Democrat Dan Malloy.

Malloy has the support of labor, traditionally a well-disciplined, high-percentage voting bloc. Usually key in Democratic primaries, labor is also crucial in a very close election which this one is shaping up to be. Also, state employee labor unions have a lot at stake in this contest. Republican Tom Foley has vowed not to raise taxes which means one of three things will happen in order for him to address the massive budget deficit: 1. He’ll decimate state services; 2. He’ll pass the buck and make huge cuts to state aid to localities thereby making cities and towns raise property taxes to pay for even some semblance of services or 3. He’ll demand massive give backs from the unions or lay them off in droves. The last choice is why union members and their families will be in the voting booths first thing tomorrow morning.