Ned Lamont and his wife Annie Christine Stuart photo
U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont was practicing for Thursday’s debate against U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman when he heard the news that Lieberman would run in November if he loses the Aug. 8 Democratic primary. At his headquarters in Meriden, Lamont and his wife Annie, answered questions at a picnic table press conference Monday afternoon, a few hours after Lieberman’s announcement. Lamont said Lieberman’s announcement does not impact his campaign strategy at all. “I’m going to continue to do what I’ve been doing for the past six-months,” he said.
When it’s Democrats and only Democrats that will be voting on Aug. 8, “I don’t see why he needs this extra insurance policy,” Lamont said. Lieberman said earlier Monday that, “I have loyalties greater than those of my party.” He said his loyalties are to the state of Connecticut and America and he was to be ready to go forward. “This is an act of pride and purpose,” Lieberman said. Lamont said he thinks the Iraq War is a “big issue” but there are other issues too, such as his support for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Lamont said there’s also the issue of “energy conservation and the enviornment.” He said what is boils down to is “there’s been an awful lot of issues going on for a very long time.“To view the press conference go to Ned Lamont’s blog.