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November 21, 2019

Politics

Gov. Ned Lamont posted this photo of him with fellow Democrat Joe Biden when the former vice president came to Connecticut to back Lamont's gubernatorial campaign.
Gov. Ned Lamont posted this photo of him with fellow Democrat Joe Biden when the former vice president came to Connecticut to back Lamont's gubernatorial campaign.

Governor Hosts Presidential Fundraiser For Joe Biden

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his wife are organizing a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at their home in Greenwich.

The event for the former vice president is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 20 and the suggested contribution is $2,800, the maximum donation allowed for the presidential primary cycle.

Biden is considered a frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, along with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to recent polls.

Lamont and his wife, Annie, already have contributed the maximum amount to Biden’s primary campaign, and Lamont has endorsed Biden for president.

In October 2018, Biden stumped for Lamont and other Democrats in Hartford shortly before Lamont defeated Republican Bob Stefanowski in the race for governor.

In July, Lamont endorsed Biden's candidacy on his personal Twitter page.

"When my campaign needed a final push last fall, [Joe Biden] was there. I've gotten to know him more over the years and now, I'm grateful that he's thrown his hat in the ring to run against President Trump," Lamont said on Twitter. "As Democrats, we are fortunate to have such an impressive field. The strength of our candidates is good for our democracy and for us as a nation. Joe has spent his entire life fighting for hard working American families. That's the kind of president we need now more than ever."

Last fall, as Lamont squared off against Stefanowski, Biden endorsed the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, saying Lamont "has dedicated his life to making sure middle-class families have a fighting chance to get ahead and stay ahead" and that Lamont would "bring a fresh perspective to Hartford."