July 28, 2016/Press Releases

Gov. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Wyman, CT Dems’ Statement on Hillary Clinton Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President

Gov. Dan Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, and Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statements on the nomination of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

Gov. Malloy‘s statement:

“Tonight — and all week — our country has moved another step closer to smashing the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. Hillary made history and we witnessed it. This was indeed an extraordinary moment for our country — and one to celebrate. Hillary Clinton has brought about positive change for everyday families her entire career. As President Obama said, she is the most qualified candidate in history. I couldn’t agree more. She will move this country forward and build on progress.

“At the same time, we must recognize that this November the contrasts — not just at the presidential level, but up and down the ballot — are stark. The Democratic platform looks forward, while the Republican Party’s could have come from a century ago. We know that Donald Trump is the most dangerous presidential candidate in our lifetime. His rhetoric is already damaging our standing around the world, and he needs to be soundly defeated. Hillary Clintonis the person to do just that.”

LG Wyman’s statement:

“I am proud not just because we have nominated a woman, but because we have nominated this woman,” said Lt. Gov. Wyman. “Hillary Clinton may be the most qualified person ever to seek the presidency. She will not only build on the successes of President Obama and grow the middle class, but also make our country stronger and safer. I am ready to work hard to make sure Hillary Clintonis elected this November. I hope my fellow Democrats will join me.”

Chairman Balletto’s statement:

“This convention showed exactly what it means to be a Democrat,” said Chairman Balletto. “We highlighted the Democratic Party’s positive vision for the future of our country — a future in which every single person, no matter where they were born has the opportunity to succeed. Hillary Clinton is the right candidate to build on President Obama’s progress and continue moving our nation in the right direction. Tonight I am prouder than ever to be a Democrat.”