Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) backed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters George Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump MORE for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday.

"When my campaign needed a final push last fall, @JoeBiden was there. I’ve gotten to know him more over the years and now, I’m grateful that he’s thrown his hat in the ring to run against President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE," Lamont tweeted, along with a photo of Biden campaigning for him.

"As Democrats, we are fortunate to have such an impressive field. The strength of our candidates is good for our democracy and for us as a nation. Joe has spent his entire life fighting for hard working American families. That’s the kind of President we need now more than ever." 

Biden already received the backing of his home state governor, John CarneyJohn Charles CarneyDemocratic governors call on Trump, McConnell to support gun control measures Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden McConnell introducing bill to raise age to buy tobacco to 21 MORE (D) of Delaware.

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Lamont contributed to Biden’s campaign, according to the Hartford Courant.

The governor's backing comes as Biden's lead in the Democratic primary wanes. Although he still leads most polls, his margins have generally shortened since last week's presidential debate.

Connecticut's presidential primary will take place in April 2020.

Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D) and Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocrats cry foul over Schiff backlash Tensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum Nadler gets under GOP's skin MORE (D) have yet to weigh in on the race.