Bysiewicz Wins Democratic Nod For Lieutenant Governor

AP
August 14, 2018 - 10:30 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz has won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

The 56-year-old Bysiewicz has been running alongside gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont. She has been a familiar face in Connecticut politics for decades, having first been elected to the General Assembly in 1992.

She served 12 years as secretary of the state before running unsuccessfully for attorney general and U.S. Senate.

Bysiewicz, who originally campaigned for governor, fought off a challenge from 31-year-old newcomer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, who cast herself as the candidate for a new generation.

Bysiewicz has said her government experience is an asset that will allow her to help attract and keep businesses in the state.