Tuesday, voters in throughout the state will be heading to the polls to elect not only its representatives in the General Assembly, but a replacement for Gov. Dannel Malloy, who ran Connecticut these last eight years. To say this is an important election is stating the obvious. Malloy has been a disaster for the state, presiding over a government that failed to deal with the realities of a declining population due to high taxation and a terrible business climate. In the last three years major businesses fled the state because the Governor and the majority in the legislature refused to deal with the fiscal realities, and continued the tax-and spend habits acquired when Connecticut was a destination state, not one young people sought to leave and never look back. A deep blue state, Connecticut is fast moving toward insolvency, continuing to mount up debt and deficits, while bonding programs into the next millenium. When voters go to the polls Tuesday, we hope they take these realities into account. We need new leadership — and a more realistic approach.