Day 2 Of State Democratic Convention

May 19, 2018 - 12:21 pm

Aaron Kupec/WTIC


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Delegates at the Connecticut Democratic convention appear mostly united in wanting to endorse Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont for 
governor, but there's disagreement over to back for the second-in-command-job.
A heated fight was expected Saturday for the party's endorsement for lieutenant governor between former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and Newtown union negotiator Eva Bermudez-Zimmerman.
Lamont recently persuaded Bysiewicz to drop her bid for governor and run instead as his pick for lieutenant governor. 
Middletown delegate Laurie McFadden lives in Bysiewicz's hometown, but says he's backing Bermudez-Zimmerman and hopes she'll win at least enough votes to participate in the Aug. 14 primary.

McFadden says she has nothing against Bysiewicz, but believes the party needs more youth and diversity on the ticket.

Delegates are endorsing other under-ticket races as well.

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