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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Politicians campaign with Lamont in New Britain

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With a little over two weeks until primary day, the Ned Lamont express made several campaign s stops across the state including a stop in New Britan Saturday afternoon.

And he brought a couple of friends.

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and State Rep. Peter Tercyak braved the rain and came out to show their support for Lamont and participated in door knocking with supporters throughout the neighborhood. Both politicians are Polish-American and showed their support for Lamont by rallying up support for him in the predominately Polish-American section of New Britain.

With primary day around the corner, other politicians from the state and nation are lining up behind Lamont including U.S. Maxine Waters who also traveled to Connecticut to support Lamont this weekend as she visited Hartford, Bloomfield, New Haven, Windsor and Waterbury.

In front of a large enthusiastic crowd, Kaptur, an anti-war Congresswoman, fired up the crowd (in between the car honks for support) with an energizing speech blasting the Bush Administration for taking the country in the wrong direction on a host of issues, Lieberman for being out of touch with the principles of the Democratic Party and emphasizing the point that Lamont and his campaign represents real change in the state.

Lamont rallied the crowd up with a speech in which he stressed why the senate race is so important to people in Connecticut and the nation. Working around the theme of "courage," Lamont stressed the need for the Democratic Party to clarify what they stand for in this county and why his campaign is resonating with voters who are upset with the current state of affairs in this county.

View the video highlights from Saturday's event.

With the assistance of Thirdparty from Lamontblog, I was able to get an interview with both Rep. Kaptur and State Rep Tercyak and ask them why they support Ned Lamont's candidacy over Joe Lieberman.