Democratic-endorsed for Governor Ned Lamont appeared Sunday on WFSB’s Face The State hosted by Dennis House who asked, “Why should voters choose you over Joe Ganim?” Ned answered, in part, “He’s sort of old politics as usual. I’m gonna bring a fresh start and a real change to Hartford … I’m the first guy as governor in many, many decades who started a business and created jobs here in a state that’s near the bottom of the barrel in starting businesses.”
When House asked Lamont if he’ll support Ganim if Ganim wins the primary, Lamont retorted, “I’m not going to have to make that choice, we’re going to win this primary.”
To that comment, Ganim responded in a statement:
“Democrats throughout Connecticut should feel insulted by Ned Lamont’s refusal to say whether he will support the winner of the August 14th Democratic primary for governor. His failure to rule out supporting the winner of the Republican primary if I were to win the Democratic primary is a major insult to Bridgeport and the tens of thousands of Ganim supporters in cities and towns throughout Connecticut, and to the entire Democratic Party. Ned is playing with fire if he thinks he can win the general election without the support of Bridgeport and those supporting my candidacy.”
See House interview above.