The Connecticut Democratic Party confirmed Tuesday that President Barack Obama will come back to Connecticut two days before the Nov. 4 election to stump for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Obama cancelled a visit last week to Bridgeport Central High School to stay in Washington for a briefing on Ebola.
Asked Tuesday morning about the Obama visit, Malloy said they were waiting for a date to be finalized, but “the closer, the better.”
In 2010, Obama came to Bridgeport on a Saturday before the election and spoke at the 10,000-seat Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yards.
The Connecticut Democratic Party said Obama will return to Bridgeport, but the location has not yet been finalized.
Malloy is one of few governors who is welcoming Obama’s support this year.
“Obviously we want a motivated Democratic base,” Malloy said Tuesday. “I’ve invited the president to come in and he has accepted.”
In 2010, Bridgeport ended up being crucial to Malloy’s victory of Republican Tom Foley. That year the Secretary of the State ended up going to court to keep the polling places open longer because the Registrar of Voters failed to order enough ballots, which left long lines and chaos. The tight race between Foley and Malloy only ended after a recount, which showed Malloy won by 6,404 votes.