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Patch’s Poll: Do You Think It’s Okay for Malloy to Campaign For Obama?

The Connecticut Republican chairman criticized the governor for making a trip to New Hampshire this past weekend to give a speech for the president.

In a presidential election year, the state of New Hampshire is again in play as a swing state.

With that, politicians who do not represent the Granite State are flying in to campaign for both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy paid a visit to Hampton, N.H., over two hours away from Hartford, to campaign for Obama in front of an audience of about 100 people.

According to a story in The Day newspaper, Malloy noted that 2012 is going to be a close election and that he’s “not going to shy away from doing everything in my power to make sure people understand what’s at stake.”

Jerry Labriola Jr., the chairman of Connecticut’s Republican party, told the newspaper that the governor was making a “political trip” involving “thousands of dollars in expenses.” An administration official disputed his cost estimate.

Do you think it’s okay for Gov. Dannel Malloy to campaign for President Obama if it doesn’t cost taxpayer dollars? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

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