FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- As Gov. Dannel Malloy gears up for his re-election rematch against Republican challenger Tom Foley, he is getting help from a powerful member of the Democratic Party.
Former President Bill Clinton will headline at a fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Omni Hotel in New Haven for the state Democratic Party.
The appearance was announced by the state Democratic Party. Clinton will be raising money for the Democratic Party. Tickets cost $50 per person
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are also expected at the event, described as a rally on the email invitation. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is also listed.
"HUGE NEWS: President Bill Clinton is coming to town on Tuesday — and you can join him!" Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said in an email. "President Clinton will be in New Haven to rally behind our great Democratic candidates and we’re giving you a special chance to join us."
The email seeks a $5 donation, or says for a donation of $50 before Monday night, donors will get a ticket to Tuesday’s rally with Clinton.
"No matter what you give — we still need your support because the GOP is working harder than ever to defeat Connecticut Democrats and take our state backward," DiNardo said.
Malloy, the former longtime mayor of Stamford, beat Foley, a businessman from Greenwich and former ambassador to Ireland, by fewer than 7,000 votes in 2010.
To make a donation and get a ticket to attend the rally with Malloy and Clinton, click here .