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Malloy Elected New DGA Chair

Inslee will serve as vice chair in 2016.

Karyn Bruggeman
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Karyn Bruggeman
Dec. 7, 2015, 11:07 a.m.

Con­necti­c­ut Gov. Dan Mal­loy (D) was of­fi­cially voted in as the new chair of the Demo­crat­ic Gov­ernors As­so­ci­ation for 2016 on Monday.

Wash­ing­ton Gov. Jay Inslee (D) will serve as the com­mit­tee’s vice chair.

In a re­lease, the DGA touted Mal­loy’s work on a range of Demo­crat­ic pri­or­it­ies in­clud­ing paid sick leave, the min­im­um wage, crim­in­al justice re­forms, equal pay, and vot­ing rights. (re­lease)

Mal­loy could, however, be an awk­ward fit for the group head­ing in­to the 2016 cycle. Mal­loy’s out­spoken lib­er­al­ism is some­what at odds with con­ser­vat­ive-lean­ing Demo­crats run­ning for gov­ernor next year in states like Mis­souri, West Vir­gin­ia, North Car­o­lina, and In­di­ana. Mal­loy said in an in­ter­view with TIME earli­er this year that Demo­crats can’t win when they run as “Re­pub­lic­an-lite.” It will be worth watch­ing how that eth­os in­ter­sects with races in more con­ser­vat­ive states up in 2016.

New Mex­ico Gov. Susana Mar­tinez (R) was elec­ted as chair of the Re­pub­lic­an Gov­ernors As­so­ci­ation in Novem­ber. 

DGA FUN­DRAIS­ING DRIVE. “[R]ais­ing money is a primary goal for the Demo­crats, who are un­der siege in state­houses across the coun­try.” Those ef­forts un­der Mal­loy star­ted this past week­end in New York City, where the DGA held its an­nu­al winter meet­ing. For $250,000, donors could join “the gaggle of in­siders, lob­by­ists and wealthy sup­port­ers at Sunday’s Jets-Gi­ants game..[f]or donors who can’t af­ford spon­sor­ing the week­end at the $250,000 level, there are op­tions ran­ging from $10,000 to $100,000 — but that won’t get them seats at the Jets-Gi­ants game.”

“After the game, Mal­loy and the oth­er Demo­crat­ic gov­ernors, in­clud­ing” Ore­gon Gov. Kate Brown (D) and Vir­gin­ia Gov. Terry McAul­iffe (D) went to “a ‘Late Night with the DGA’ party at the Dia­mond Horse­shoe club near Times Square.” (Hart­ford Cour­ant)

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