Boughton gives Malloy an ‘F’ and claims Connecticut is in a ‘death spiral’

Mark Boughton
Mayor Mark Boughton, Ch. 3 screengrab

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has given Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy an ‘F’ grade,  when asked to grade the governor on WFSB-TV 3’s Face the State on Sunday.  Boughton claimed the governor’s biggest failure was allowing “the business climate to deteriorate in the state,” during his six years in office.

Boughton, a Republican, has formed an exploratory committee to run for governor.  He says he is a problem solver and can pull Connecticut out of its “death spiral.”  He notes his city’s low unemployment rate and recent designation as the best place to start a business in Connecticut, and reasons he could make a good governor.

This is Boughton’s third attempt at coming the state’s chief executive.