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Gov. Malloy to speak at DNC in Philadelphia

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Gov. Malloy comments on Schultz's resignation. (WFSB) Gov. Malloy comments on Schultz's resignation. (WFSB)

As momentum builds for Monday night's kickoff of the Democratic National Convention, the political event is marred in controversy following another email scandal and the resignation of the party's chair. 

The resignation of the DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has sent shockwaves through the party. But, Democrats, including Gov. Dannel Malloy, are standing by their candidate as she formally accepts the presidential nomination this week. 

Malloy was in Philadelphia on Monday. He is expected to address his party at the DNC around 6 p.m. 

The governor released a statement on Sunday regarding the surprising resignation of Schultz, amid leaked emails suggesting staffers favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the primaries. Malloy thanked Schultz for "her extraordinary work as DNC Chairwoman." 

 "Her commitment to strengthening our party in all 50 states has made us stronger as Democrats. I understand this was a difficult decision, but I believe it was the right one as we work to unite our party to defeat the dangerous, divisive policies of Donald Trump," Malloy said. 

Malloy said he is "proud" to put forward "the most progressive and inclusive platform in our party's history."

"As a result of her and her team's effort, I know we can continue uniting our party with a successful convention this week, at which Democrats will come together to shatter the glass ceiling as we nominate Hillary Clinton for President," Malloy said. 

Coming off the heels of the Republic National Convention, the latest CBS poll shows Donald Trump taking a slight lead over Clinton. Analysts said the boost isn't unusual coming off a convention. The question is how will next week's poll play out following clinton's nomination.

Connecticut will have a collegiate presence at the convention. Students from Quinnipiac University will be there through Thursday.

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