In a political world of sinners and very few saints, party-endorsed Ned Lamont and Mayor Joe Ganim squared off Thursday night in New Haven for their first head-to-head debate in advance of the August 14 Democratic primary for governor. Shared coverage follows:
From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant:
The hostilities between Ned Lamont and Joe Ganim–the last two Democrats standing in the governor’s race–reached a fever pitch Thursday night in the first head-to-head debate of their primary match-up.
The rivals spent more time attacking each other than Republicans during a raucous, televised event at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven.
Nothing was off limits, especially Ganim’s seven years in federal prison for public corruption and questions about whether Lamont laid off employees from his telecommunications company.
Full story here.
CT Post coverage here.
New Haven Independent coverage here.
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