Earlier in the week it was reported that former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz had dropped out of the race and formed a ticket with gubernatorial candidate and former US Senate nominee Ned Lamont. Now, ex-Connecticut Veterans Affairs Commissioner Sean Connelly has also dropped out of the race and endorsed the Lamont-Bysiewicz ticket. The remaining strong gubernatorial candidates are Lamont, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, and businessman Guy Smith. Claiming this weekend’s Democratic Party endorsing convention is already “rigged”, Mr. Smith is qualifying for the ballot through petition signatures.
In 2006, Mr. Lamont defeated then-Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary. But, Mr. Lieberman still entered the general election after the primary loss as an Independent, permissible under Connecticut election law, and won re-election. In 2010, Mr. Lamont ran for Governor but lost the Democratic primary to current incumbent Dan Malloy.
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