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Markell Campaigns With Malloy, Tour Local Business

HARTFORD — One week before the fall election, Democratic nominee Dan Malloy and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell visited a Hartford small business and its green building site.

Gov. Jack Markell

Markell, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, praised Malloy for his “laser focus on creating more green jobs and his strong record of bringing new jobs to Stamford.”

The business, Crosskey Architects, is known for its net zero energy efficient affordable housing, according to a release from Malloy’s campaign.

And its one of the many small businesses across the country that are among Democrats and Republican’s watch list of crucial constituents this campaign season. Both political parties are hoping they won’t vent thier frustrations on them on election day.

Last month, House Democrats approved a bill to loosen credit and axe taxes for struggling small businesses.

Despite that, a recent study shows that most small businesses are leaning Republican. According to he Discover Small Business Watch for October, 51 percent of small employers across the nation said a Republican-controlled Congress would be better for the economy, compared to 37 percent who leaned Democrat and 12 percent who said they were unsure.

In addition, the study asked which party best represented their interests. The responses then were as follows: 43 percent Republican, 40 percent Democrat. The other 17 percent were either unsure or chose another party.

Rasmussen Reports conducted the study, which polled 750 small-business owners with fewer than five employees between Oct. 10-12.

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