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Ned Lamont Wins CT Democratic Primary Race For Governor

Ned Lamont of Greenwich is the unofficial winner of Connecticut's Democratic primary race for governor.
Ned Lamont of Greenwich is the unofficial winner of Connecticut's Democratic primary race for governor. Photo Credit: Provided

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Who do you plan on voting for in the 2018 CT governor's race?
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Who do you plan on voting for in the 2018 CT governor's race?

  • Former General Electric executive Bob Stefanowski (R)
    61%
  • Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont (D)
    39%

A dozen years after he upset former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a primary battle, Democrat Ned Lamont is the winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary race for governor of Connecticut.

Early unofficial results showed Lamont, a 64-year-old businessman from Greenwich, leading Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim by a wide margin, 84 to 16 percent.

Ganim , 58, who also sought to fill the seat of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a two-term Democrat who is not seeking re-election, conceded before 10 p.m., congratulating Lamont on his victory.

Lamont largely funded his own campaign to chase several potential candidates out of the race, including Susan Bysiewicz, a former Secretary of State who chose to become Lamont's running mate as lieutenant governor.

Bysiewicz was the unofficial Democratic primary election winner over Eva Zimmerman.

Now, Lamont faces the winner of a five-way Republican Party primary race in the Nov. 6 general election. (Read other Daily Voice coverage by clicking here for those results.)

Lamont's political career began in 2006, when he challenged fellow Democrat Lieberman over his support for the war in Iraq. Lamont won that primary by 3 percent but the incumbent senator was reelected that November running as an independent candidate.

In 2010, Lamont ran for an open governor's seat, but lost the Democratic primary to Malloy by 15 percent.

Ganim labeled Lamont an out-of-touch suburbanite who reaped profits by laying off workers from his cable television company.

Lamont has said that his former employees kept their jobs when he sold off a division of his company, while making references to Ganim’s seven-year prison sentence after being tried in a 2003 federal corruption case.

Lamont suggested Ganim focus on Bridgeport, where he won re-election in 2015.

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