Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Governor backs Joe Biden

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) backed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years 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 TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? 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 MurphyBacklash erupts at video depicting Trump killing media, critics Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds Administration to give 'top secret' briefing on Syria amid pushback MORE (D) have yet to weigh in on the race.