In the past quarter century only four people have won Democratic senate primaries in Connecticut: Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Dick Blumenthal and Ned Lamont. Despite his inclusion in this elite club, it is highly unlikely Lamont will run for the senate in 2012.
During a taping of “Face the State with Dennis House,” Lamont told me he has been “through the meat grinder” a couple of times, and wants someone else to run, calling the Democratic party bench, “impressive.” It is an unlikely scenario, but I asked Lamont if no one else were to run, and the party encouraged him to jump in, what would he say? “I don’t think so,” Lamont told me. He also believes Senator Joe Lieberman is beatable.
Lamont added “I believe in public service, and want to serve the people,” but admits it does not have to be an elected position.
We also talked about the potential senate candidates in ’12, Governor-elect Dan Malloy, and Lamont’s failed run for governor . You can watch the entire interview with Ned Lamont this Sunday at 11.