The governor lent his name to help a Democratic mayor get reelected in Hartford, but in New Haven Tuesday he remained neutral.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was asked about the New Haven mayor’s race after greeting Mayor John DeStefano at a press event at the AT&T headquarters on Orange Street. DeStefano, who beat Malloy in a 2006 Democratic primary for governor, faces three challengers in a Sept. 13 party primary as he seeks a 10th term. DeStefano supported Malloy’s opponent in the 2010 gubernatorial primary; some of the people opposing DeStefano’s slate of aldermanic candidates this year helped Malloy win office.

Asked whom he supports in New Haven’s race, Malloy said “whichever Democrat wins.”

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