From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant:
Democratic gubernatorial challenger Joe Ganim said Friday that an internal legislative campaign document shows that high-level state Democrats have secretly–and possibly illegally–assisted party-endorsed candidate Ned Lamont in voter-canvassing efforts toward Tuesday’s primary, which will determine the party’s nominee in the November election.
Party leaders denied any favoritism toward Lamont, but Ganim wasn’t buying that and he said he may file a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
Ganim’s grievance originated Thursday, when The Courant sent him a screenshot it obtained of a survey question that’s been included in a computerized system controlled by the state Democratic Party and used by authorized campaigns to identify “prime voters” likely to support their candidates. This particular survey question–which has been used by canvassers for Democratic candidates for the state House of Representatives–was headed: “HDC Lamont Primary” and apparently was tailored for Lamont.
Full story here.
Marc Bradley, campaign manager for Lamont, issued this statement to the Connecticut Post:
“Joe Ganim doesn’t understand the meaning of honesty and integrity and he doesn’t deserve a shred of public trust. Joe lives in a world where coercing city employees and city contractors for campaign contributions is the norm, and playing fast and loose with the facts is standard operating procedure.“