Democrat Ned Lamont wins Connecticut governor race

Businessman Ned Lamont (D) will be Connecticut’s next governor, after his hard-charging Republican rival conceded the contest on Wednesday morning. Lamont beat out businessman Bob Stefanowski (R) in an unexpectedly close race for the right to succeed term-limited Gov. Dan Malloy (D) next year. “A few moments ago, I called Ned Lamont to concede the race for governor and congratulate him on a hard-fought victory,’’ Stefanowski said in a statement released to The Hartford Courant shortly after 9 a.m.“I wish both Ned and the state of Connecticut success over these next four years.” ADVERTISEMENTPolls showed the race was going to be close, in large part because Malloy’s dismal approval ratings have been a drag on Democrats even in a solid blue state. A recent Gravis Marketing survey showed just 30 percent of Connecticut voters approved of Malloy’s job performance, lower even than President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s 38 percent rating. Lamont burst onto Connecticut’s political scene when he beat former Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary in 2006. Lieberman ran in, and won, the general election as an independent. Lamont ran for governor in 2010. He lost the Democratic nomination to Malloy by a 15-point margin. Click Here: cheap sydney roosters jersey