Democrats in Connecticut's Second District went to the polls in record numbers to cast their votes for the Party's Senate nominee and they have embraced Ned Lamont who will join me in fighting for a change of direction for our nation. This primary serves notice to my opponent Rob Simmons, the Bush Administration and national Republicans that eastern Connecticut has had enough.

We will no longer accept a failed policy and no oversight over the war in Iraq, an energy policy that only exacerbates our dependency on hostile foreign nations for oil, and the absence of adequate health care for all Americans. Connecticut Democrats are demanding change and we are energized and united in our message - we will restore integrity and accountability in Washington, DC.