From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant:
A Sunday memo obtained by The Courant estimated the convention’s overall cost at $120,000 and directed each gubernatorial candidate to pay his or her $6,500 share by May 14.
Candidates for the other statewide offices such as state treasurer and state attorney general are being told they must pay $3,500 each.
“It’s certainly no way to run a convention,” said Ganim, mayor of the state’s largest city, Bridgeport. “To drop this on us and other candidates is just ridiculous. It makes no sense.”
Both Ganim and Bysiewicz’s campaign sought to contrast their finances with that of wealthy Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont, who many Democrats view as the front-runner going into the May 18-19 convention.
“If he wants to bankroll the state party in order to gain the nomination, maybe he wants to do that,” Ganim said.
Full story here.