In their first extended interview since winning the endorsed nominations at Democratic State convention, Ned Lamont and his running mate Susan Bysiewicz appeared on Face the State Sunday, promising change after eight years of rule by their fellow Democrat, Governor Dan Malloy.
How do they hope to accomplish that? Watch here:
The ticket also talked the challenges they face this summer, Lamont from Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, and Bysiewicz from union leader Eva Bermudez Zimmerman. Lamont said he would debate Ganim if the mayor makes the ballot. The WFSB Democratic gubernatorial debate is June 14th. Lamont and Bysiewicz also talked about what his team would do in their first 100 days in office.
In our flashback we talked about their first big victories: Lamont when he won the U.S. senate primary in 2006, and Bysiewicz when she won the secretary of the state primary in 1998.
See that part of our interview here:
We were also joined by insightful columnists Kevin Rennie and Susan Bigelow, who say the biggest problem the two may have is being Democrats in a state unhappy with its Democratic governor. Watch them here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/14361867/kevin-rennie-and-susan-bigelow-discuss-lamonts-run-for-governor