Thursday, March 04, 2010

Lamont To Accept Endorsement of Williams

According to reporter and blogger Brian Lockhart, Ned Lamont, a declared Democratic candidate for governor, will be in Putnam on Thursday to accept the endorsement of Senate President Donald Williams who, along with Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, presided over a budget negotiation last fiscal year that left the state about a half billion dollars in arrears.

Williams issued a statement:
“Ned has the experience, vision, and courage to hit the ground running on his first day as Governor. As a successful business owner, he’s got what it takes to bring stable, good-paying jobs back to the Quiet Corner and the rest of the state. And he’s proven he is capable of bringing people together to get the best results for Connecticut families. Ned built a thriving business from the ground up – he’s the one we need to generate economic expansion, create jobs and rebuild Connecticut.”


David said...

From what I hear Ned has some vision of CT 2.0 that is not cheaper than CT 1.0 but is full of those "intagible benefits" people like to talk about. This will allow him to sidestep the issue of state spending and public employee pensions.

But the intangibles are more like vaporware. The old "educated workforce, good quality of life, and good location" cliches are trotted out regularly, but if they were so good why are companies leaving the state.

It reminds me of my experience that people in Connecticut like to brag about the state as being so convenient to NYC and Boston but never go to either city!

Don Pesci said...

His thrust, ideas and compatriots have not changed since August:

Fuzzy Dunlop said...

I wonder if Don Williams, who's picture appears in Webster's dictionary next to the definition of "political insider," would have endorsed Mr. Lamont if he knew that “Ned is not a career politician and has never been the insiders’ choice for office. In this political climate, it’s clear voters want candidates who will challenge the status quo and shake up the system, and who won’t participate in the same old political deals motivated by selfish political ambition that they’ve seen become commonplace in both Washington and Hartford.”