Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has taken the oath of office for his second term as Connecticut's governor.
Malloy was sworn in Wednesday by his longtime friend, Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald. Malloy was surrounded by his wife Cathy and their three sons.
Wednesday's ceremonies marked a major victory for Democrats. When first elected in 2010, Malloy was the first Democratic governor in two years. It appeared uncertain, however, whether he'd win a second term given his close re-election battle.
Malloy on Wednesday urged people from all parties to "buck the national trends of obstruction and gridlock" and work together.
Besides Malloy, four other constitutional officers were sworn into office by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.
The state armory was about half-full for Wednesday's ceremonies.