"My team and I are honored and proud to be endorsed by the New York Times," Malloy said. "The New York Times sees my candidacy as the one best positioned to challenge Governor Rell in the general election, with an understanding of the issues facing Connecticut and a track record to deliver results."
The New York Times editorial states that "...voters deserve a race in which the issues are clearly and forcefully debated, one that ends with a real choice in November. On that count, Mr. Malloy seems the better candidate." And goes on to say, "...Stamford's mayor has the more impressive track record when it comes to tackling the big issues and trying out practical solutions. Mr. Malloy correctly sees that affordable housing, jobs and transportation are all linked." (Malloy)
I have to imagine that for a lot of people, the first time they hear of Dan Malloy will be when they crack open the New York Times's Connecticut section today.
Will it affect the vote? Maybe. A lot of likely voters haven't made up their minds about the gubernatorial primary. We'll see. I'm sure John DeStefano will have something to say about this soon.
"Malloy Receives Endorsement of New York Times." Dan Malloy for Governor. Press Release. 22 July, 2006.