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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Lamont campaign meeting wrap-up

Okay, in order to get things up quickly, I'll keep this post short and to the point. I'll update this entry in more detailed later tonight.

In short, WHAT A HUGE TURNOUT! I was plesently surprised with the amount of people who came to support Lamont today. Every district was well represented and shared ideas with the campaign team.

I was also impressed with Lamont's speech. I've seen him several times throughout the state and I have to say that this was his best speech yet. He hit all the right points, energized his supporters, and set a positive tone for the start of his campaign.

Again, I'll update this post throughout the day. I'm alittle behind on things today and I'll complete this post (which will include a better resolution of Lamont's speech) later.

FYI: If anyone is wants a copy of the video from today, send me an email and I'll get it to you ASAP.

Things to note (hat tip to spazeboy):

1. Ned Lamont will make his announcement on Monday March 13th at or around 3pm at the Old State House in Hartford, CT.

2. Absentee ballots for the primary will be available beginning July 18

3. When changing party affiliation from a major party (Republican) to Democrat, you lose all privileges in both parties for 90 days

4. When changing party affiliation from a minor party (Green, Libertarian) or unaffiliated, you are established as a full-fledged Democrat immediately (therefore, eligible to vote in the Primary Election)

5. Connecticut has 1,440 delegates across all DTCs int he state. To get on the ballot, Ned Lamont needs 15% (216) of these delegates. This should not be too big a problem...

6. ...but if it is, we'll be bringing 30,000 petition signatures to put Ned Lamont on the ballot to the party convention on May 20

Without further delay, here's Ned Lamont giving what can be considered his best speech yet.

Right click here to download the video (Quicktime 12 meg)

Click here for photos from today's event