Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) backed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' 'Forever war' slogans short-circuit the scrutiny required of national security choices 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 Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 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 CarneyConnecticut Governor backs Joe Biden McConnell introducing bill to raise age to buy tobacco to 21 Delaware gov signs bill awarding electoral votes to winner of national popular vote 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 MurphyHobbled NRA shows strength with Trump Overnight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces White House eyes September action plan for gun proposals MORE (D) have yet to weigh in on the race.