Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) backed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report Maxine Waters says Biden 'can't go home without a Black woman being VP' 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 TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet 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 CarneyHere's your state's plan for reopening schools Here are the states requiring masks in public Gannett reporter covering Floyd protests detained in Delaware 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 try to force Trump to boost medical supplies production Overnight Defense: Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief | Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure | State Department's special envoy for Iran is departing the Trump administration Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure MORE (D) have yet to weigh in on the race.