Mayor Joe Ganim loaned his campaign for governor another $25,000 on June 30 bringing in total $60,000 he has loaned among the nearly $800,000 raised, according to the latest filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See Ganim finance report here. The finance report ending June 30 shows the campaign had on hand $316,343.10. Ganim and Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont will face off in an August 14 primary. See Lamont report here. Lamont will spend heavily in the final weeks leveraging his personal wealth.
Among Ganim donors Police Chief A.J. Perez has contributed a total of $1,500, Health Director Maritza Bond $1,250, Police Officer Ramon Garcia $2,000, Personnel Director David Dunn $2,500, Budget Director Nestor Nkwo $1,500, former Democratic Party State Chair Ed Marcus $2,848, according to the finance report. The maximum personal contribution is $3,500.
Ganim and Lamont will square off in their first head-to-head forum Thursday night in New Haven.