HARTFORD - Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) has officially been sworn in as the 88th governor of the state of Connecticut. Malloy took the oath of office this afternoon in front of a large crowd at the state armory in Hartford. He replaces former Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R-Conn.), who chose not to run for re-election.

Malloy became the first Democrat to hold the office in 20 years.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and other state executive officers were also sworn in.

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