Former cable executive Ned Lamont (D) is out with his first campaign ad, which features him driving his car and talking about turning 64 years old. He says that, as governor, he wouldn’t accept a salary or a government car.
Lamont: “Middle-class has taken a hit for years. Maybe it’s time for your governor to give back as well. I am going to be totally open about what we’re doing. And honestly, I can’t turn around the state in year one, but you’re sure as heck going to know where we’re going.” (Connecticut Mirror)
ENDORSEMENT. Former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst (R) was endorsed by state Rep. Prasad Srinivasan (R), one of his former primary rivals.
Srinivasan: “As I traveled across our state with Tim I saw firsthand the passion and determination he brings to the fight for a better future for the next generation here in Connecticut. Tim is the strongest Republican candidate to defeat Ned Lamont in November, bring real change to Hartford and once again make the reality of Connecticut live up to the promise of Connecticut." (Hartford Courant)