New Haven Independent reporter Melissa Bailey checks in with this story about Thursday’s press conference where two teachers unions announced their support for the candidate challenging U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman. After struggling to garner union support in his bid to oust U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in an Aug. 8 Democratic primary, Ned Lamont accepted his first two union endorsements Thursday morning. Or his campaign did; Lamont wasn’t there. The state’s two major teachers’ unions threw their endorsement to the Greenwich-based challenger in a press event outside a Hartford middle school.