Southeastern Connecticut’s largest newspaper has endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy and former Republican US Rep. Rob Simmons in their respective primary races for governor and US Senate.
The Day says of Malloy, “When it comes to governing, Mr. Malloy’s experience as a mayor better prepares him for the state’s top job, while [rival candidate] Mr. [Ned] Lamont faces a steep learning curve.”
Of former Congressman Simmons who last week re-entered the race against favored and party-endorsed candidate Linda McMahon, The Day said, “In terms of experience, there is no comparison. As a congressman, Mr. Simmons played an important role in reversing a Pentagon decision to close the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. After losing the 2006 election, Mr. Simmons became the state’s business advocate. In that position he got high marks from businessmen for helping cut through government red tape. He also received an education on the challenges small businesses face in the struggle to grow and create jobs.”