Still Exploring Candidate and former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy responded with the following comment:
“The contrast between us couldn’t be any sharper, or the choice more clear. I spent 14 years creating thousands of jobs, balancing budgets, making government more efficient, expanding access to health care, lowering crime rates, building affordable housing, investing in clean energy, and improving transportation systems – without ever losing sight of where I came from or the obstacles I’ve overcome to get here.
“Ned seems to think his millions of dollars and his background as a cable executive are why Democrats should choose him over me. I think he’s wrong. I think Democrats want a nominee who has the right kind of experience for the job.”
There is no indication that Lamont will adher to the public financing guidelines during the primary season so that may place a real burden on the Malloy campaign to overcome the public recognition that Lamont enjoys after his high profile race against Lieberman in 2006 while Malloy and DeStefano were gasping for exposure in the gubernatorial race.
As noted by his quote, Malloy is counting on his experience in the political arena and Lamont is counting on his money. Which will the voters choose?