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Saturday, February 24, 2007

DiNardo caught in a BIG FAT LIE

Seems like someone at State Central has some explaining to do...
Two weeks ago the CT Post reported Nancy DiNardo ruling out a possible Lamont run.
Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, is apparently not interested in running for Congress, she said.

"After reading that Ned would be considering it, I spoke with him and he said it was not true,” DiNardo said.

A few of us here at CTLP were skeptical about DiNardo’s version of events.
I disagree. I’d bet money that Lamont is at least considering a run, actually I’d go as far as to say he’s sowing the seeds for an ‘08 campaign. Last week Lamont sent out an email to his supporters, he’s hired back TParty part time to do online work with him, and this weekend he took questions via live blog at FireDogLake. During the FDL chat several people asked Lamont about running and he never responded to the question. I feel like if Ned wasn’t at least considering it, he’d have said so.

I’d like to know one way or the other, and frankly I don’t trust Nancy DiNardo’s say-so.

This afternoon I spoke to Ned Lamont at the COW meeting in Wesport. He has no recollection of speaking with DiNardo about running in the 4th district. She certainly didn’t call him to ask about it. Lamont also told me that while he is disinclined to run in the 4th, he also hasn’t ruled it out. My impression is that he’s waiting to see if someone else steps up to the plate.

Perhaps Nancy DiNardo was just confused. I’d hate to think she was actively trying to squash a potential Lamont run, especially since Democrats have a pressing need for a candidate to challenge Shays.
Could someone in the media ask DiNardo the obvious question please.

PPM baby!