HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s in negotiations with Joe Biden’s campaign to get the former vice president back to Connecticut before the April 28 primary.
Lamont was an early endorser of Biden and hosted an October fundraiser for him at his Greenwich home.
“I supported him very early on because he gives us the best chance to united the Democratic Party,” Lamont said. “More importantly he gives us the best chance to unite the country.”
Lamont said Biden was outspent 25-to-1 by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and 100-to-1 by former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has suspended his campaign.
“Donald Trump knows this guy is a tough competitor because people believe in him,” Lamont said.
Lamont said Biden was someone people can trust.
Bloomberg, who only won in American Samoa, announced Wednesday morning that he suspended his campaign to help defeat Trump.
“Three months ago, I entered the race for President to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I am leaving the race for the same reason: to defeat Donald Trump – because it is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal more difficult,” Bloomberg said.
Bloomberg also endorsed Biden.
“I’ve known Joe for a very long time. I know his decency, his honesty, and his commitment to the issues that are so important to our country – including gun safety, health care, climate change, and good jobs,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
Bloomberg spent more than a half-billion in advertising over a short period of time. He got into the race when it looked like Biden was stumbling, unable to win support in the first three contests.
Last weekend was Biden’s first big win in South Carolina.
Following that contest, Pete Buttigeg, Tom Steyer and Amy Klobuchar dropped out and also endorsed Biden giving him the momentum he needed for the 14 states holding primaries on March 3.
Biden won primaries in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Sanders won his home state, Vermont, and Colorado and Utah.
The number of delegates Biden will have won’t be known until California’s numbers are finalized.