HARTFORD — Democratic candidate for governor, Dannel Malloy was scheduled to stop by Hartford’s North End Senior Center on Coventry Road today to “meet with seniors and share his plans for supporting our elderly population as Governor.”
When told of the news by a reporter, the director of the center, Karen Bailey Addison, said:
“Really? I’m suprised. No one told me about that visit,” she said. “And I don’t like being blindsided like that.”
Malloy was scheduled to be at the center at 12: 15 p.m. after a stop at a senior center in East Hartford, according to an advisory. One other reporter from The Hartford Courant showed up the North End Senior center as well, only to be given the news: there was no Dan Malloy.
” I’m really disappointed,’ said Doc Hurley, who was sitting in the lobby socializing. “Tell him he missed a very important crowd.”
Malloy’s campaign scheduler said the North End was never on the list slated for the area. It was an error in communication, said Michael Mandell, Malloy’s scheduler.
“We wouldn’t want to show up without contacting the center first,” he said.