Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be in Los Angeles, California for the next few days attending the Democratic Governors Association’s annual meeting and holiday party.
According to the conference agenda posted online, the event starts on Monday with a reception and tour of Universal Studios in Hollywood. On Tuesday, the governors will eat breakfast at the Beverly Wilshire, which will be followed by a roundtable policy discussion. Next it’s lunch and then a VIP reception at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which is followed by the holiday party.
The DGA blocked off rooms at the Beverly Wilshire where rates begin at $335 per night and the Hotel Montage where rooms start at $330 per night.
The two-day event won’t be all fun and games for the Democratic governors. The governors will also meet to decide on their next chairman.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is the front-runner to lead the Democratic Governors Association in 2015, after which he’s likely to be followed by Malloy, according to Politico. If Bullock is elected he will succeed Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.
During the 2014 election cycle, Republicans gained two seats giving them a total of 31 states, and Democrats lost three seats leaving them with 17 states. An independent picked up one seat, and Shumlin’s race will be decided by the legislature in January because neither he nor his opponent received 50 percent of the vote.