Thursday, January 19, 2006

mr lamont, please don't give a flying yoo hoo if mayor perez supports you or not

WE do!

Lieberman Rival Gets Cold Mayoral Advice Perez Drops In To Urge Lamont Not To Run
By MARK PAZNIOKAS Courant Staff Writer January 18 2006
Ned Lamont, the Greenwich businessman poised to challenge Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman for the Democratic nomination as an anti-war candidate, had a surprise visitor Tuesday night at what he called his "coming out party," a low-key social hour at a Hartford coffeehouse.Mayor Eddie A. Perez, one of the first to drop by what was intended as an open house for progressive activists interested in meeting Lamont, offered a succinct establishment view: Don't do it.Then the mayor made a quick exit, leaving Lamont to mingle with friendlier faces.Lamont smiled and said, "I don't think the mayor will be supporting me."Others were there either to applaud his interest in running or to take the measure of a wealthy entrepreneur who has emerged as the political left's new champion, a newcomer willing to speak against Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq.House Majority Leader Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, stopped by, saying he was in the neighborhood. The audience also included Nicholas Carbone, who was one of Hartford's most powerful politicians in the 1970s, and former House Majority Leader David Pudlin of New Britain.Tom Swan, a liberal activist and the executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, had e-mailed invitations to a circle of fellow activists, offering to introduce Lamont at La Paloma Sabanera, a coffeehouse two blocks from the Legislative Office Building. The session got wider exposure when someone posted the meeting on a political blog." ...

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