Ganim Wants Lamont To Disclose His Loot

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Mayor Joe Ganim, standing at the Hartford Public Library, called for full financial disclosure for all statewide candidates. At left lieutenant governor candidates Eva Bermudez Zimmerman and Susan Bysiewicz. Ned Lamont sitting behind Ganim. Photo by Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant.

When your opponent possesses millions of personal dough to invest in a campaign for governor and you’re lagging far behind on the money front, you trot out a mantra: show us the money. That’s what Mayor Joe Ganim is demanding of Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont, full financial disclosure. Get ready for more of this in the weeks leading to the August 14 primary. Joe, of course, needs to do this too, right? The Hartford Courant shares more on this here. CT Mirror story here. CT News Junkie coverage here.

News release from the Ganim campaign:

Bridgeport mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Joe Ganim today called on Ned Lamont to release a full financial disclosure statement in advance of the Democratic primary election on August 14. Mayor Ganim is calling on Lamont to release the documents before the next scheduled debate between the two on July 26th.

The mayor also reiterated his call for Lamont to limit his primary campaign spending to either $1 million dollars or the amount of $1.25 million dollars proposed by Susan Bysiewicz, Lamont’s Lt. Governor running mate.

In addition, Ganim called for Connecticut to enact a law requiring candidates for statewide office to file personal financial disclosure statements, as required by New York State, Vermont, the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and other states. Connecticut law requires statewide campaigns to file reports documenting fund raising and expenditures, but there is no law requiring candidates to make personal financial disclosures.

“Ned Lamont is worth between $100 million and $300 million dollars. He is using his vast family wealth to bankroll his campaign. The public deserves to know where that money is coming from,” said Ganim. “Voters deserve to know if Ned or his family have any financial interests, holdings, assets, or liabilities that could be a conflict of interest if he were elected governor. To make sure Ned does not have any conflicts of interest, it is important that he file a full financial disclosure statement. I find it surprising that Connecticut does not already require candidates for statewide office to file financial disclosure statements, and as governor I will advocate for a new law to address the issue.”

Ganim is calling for Lamont to release the same financial disclosure information required of candidates running for governor in New York State.

“The public has a right to know if Ned or his family has any financial holdings that would represent a conflict of interest if Ned were to be governor. I urge Ned to join me in making a full disclosure of our financial assets, holdings, and liabilities,” said Ganim.

Ganim today said if Lamont would not agree to Ganim’s previously proposed $1 million dollar spending cap, Lamont should at least agree to a spending cap of $1.25 million previously proposed by Bysiewicz.

“Ned, if you will not agree with me to a $1 million dollar spending cap, will you at least agree to the $1.25 million dollar spending cap proposed by your running mate Susan Bysiewicz?,” asked Ganim.



  1. Hey Joe,
    Now you’ve got to pick between your boy A.J. Perez and a council women’s son over an alleged taxing of a 15 year old.
    Do you believe your boy A.J. or your council women?
    Easy choice. Delay the investgation until after the primary then side with A.J. It will play well in the ‘burbs.

    1. October 2006. Grin has to go to the Way Back Machine to try to dig up something on Mts Lamont.
      I, instead, look at it as a benefit. She obviously knows a lot about entrepreneurship and start ups and would be a great advisor to Ned.
      Two for the price as one is much better than one for any price will do.

      1. She’s the brains. He’s another Dick Blumenthal living off the Fat of the Lamb. It’s easy to be such a Progressive when you are born or married on the third base.

  2. Ned Lamont is doing exactly what Bill Finch should have done, ignoring Joe Ganim and focusing on what he wants to accomplish as CT’s Governor.

  3. RI billed truckers over $600,000 in the first month of tolls for truckers only. Get on board CT. LAMONT IS RIGHT.
    If we don’t start collecting traffic will avoid RI and use CT MORE.

  4. Ganim ought to disclose where all of the campaign cash is going. Oh, right. He also accepts donations of overpriced French wine, custom tailored shirts and home improvements…

  5. Mayor Ganim keeps harping on Lamont’s millions yet today Ganim earns six figures as Bridgeport’s chief executive, owns two condominiums — one purchased with his dad’s help. He bought a three-family home last November and recently lent his gubernatorial campaign $60,000.

    How many of those Black’s that the Mayor is pandering to can say that and how many would say Mayor Ganim is rich? Two rich white men?

    1. Joe Ganim is really out of touch with the black community, he was given a second chance and he fail and it’s time to give Ned Lamont a chance to lead.


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