Joe Markley

Lamont picks Bysiewicz for running mate in governor's race

Democrat Ned Lamont announced Tuesday he has chosen former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz as his running mate in the race for Connecticut governor.

The Greenwich businessman, who previously ran for governor in 2010 and for U.S. Senate in 2006, said Democrats need to be unified and having Bysiewicz run for lieutenant governor will make the ticket stronger. Bysiewicz agreed to drop her own gubernatorial bid less than a week before party delegates meet to endorse a candidate.

"Susan and I believe in Connecticut, we share progressive values, and we are committed to standing up and creating a brighter future for our state," Lamont said. "I am glad that...

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