…and pledges to support whichever candidate wins the Senatorial and Gubernatorial primary respectively.
What this endorsement means is that DTC resources (headquarters, members, telephone lines, etc.) can be mobilized to help get out the vote in New Britain for Ned Lamont and John DeStefano. I spoke with New Britain DTC Chairman John McNamara and State Representative John Geragosian Thursday afternoon in anticipation of last night’s endorsement.
DTC Chair and State Rep Comment on Thursday’s Endorsement
New Britain has been a strong supporter of Ned Lamont, delivering 24 votes for his candidacy at the May 19th convention–more votes for Lamont than from any other town in the state.
New Britain Community News has a report on last night’s endorsement:
“Had Senator Lieberman committed to abide by the results of the Primary I doubt this vote would have happened.”
The endorsements came with a pledge by the Town Committee to support the winners of the August 8th Primary regardless of the outcome. “It’s unfortunate that Senator Lieberman has chosen to divide Democrats by his decision to go independent if he does not win the Primary,” said McNamara.