Text of Dan Malloy’s Exploratory Committee’s press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009
MALLOY RAISES $144,135 IN SECOND QUARTER
Brings Exploratory Committee Total to $272,210
STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, who is exploring a run for Governor in 2010, today announced that he raised $144,135 from April 1 to June 30 for his exploratory committee, as indicated in the second quarter fundraising report his committee will file today. Since forming his exploratory committee on February 3rd, Malloy has raised a total of $272,210.
In this quarter, Malloy received contributions from 659 individuals, for a total of 1140 contributors since his committee was formed earlier this year.
“I’m gratified and energized by this outpouring of financial support as I continue to explore a run for Governor. Over the past two quarters, our fundraising has been consistent, steady, and successful,” said Malloy. “It’s very encouraging to have exceeded our goals for this quarter in terms of both contributors and total dollars, it is a signal that the new campaign finance system is achieving its intended goal – to engage people across the state in the electoral process and put the selection of candidates for office in their hands.”
Since forming his exploratory committee in February, Malloy has been visiting communities and Democratic town committees (62 to date) across the state to speak with Connecticut residents about the unprecedented challenges currently facing the state, and to share his ideas for putting Connecticut back on track. Malloy has been outspoken and pointed in his substantive criticisms of Gov. Rell’s “inexplicable” actions on health care and inaction on the state budget; he’s also drawn attention for taking clear, firm positions on the death penalty and workers’ rights.
“In the coming weeks and months I’ll continue traveling the state and having discussions with Connecticut residents, many of whom are clearly looking for a new kind of leadership in Hartford,” continued Malloy. “Although we’re a diverse state, there’s one thing just about everyone agrees on: Connecticut is in a crisis, and we need a clear plan to get us through these trying times, and to put us on track for a better future.”