Ganim: Lamont Waffling On Bridgeport Casino; Support “As Solid As Melting Ice Cream” Straddling Issue, Lamont Failing To Support Creation Of 7,000 Jobs For Southern CT

BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Joe Ganim says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has been “waffling” on supporting the building of a world class casino in Bridgeport, which would create over 7,000 jobs for the Bridgeport-New Haven region of Connecticut.

Ganim made his comments this morning on News Talk WICC-600.  The mayor also criticized Lamont for failing to attend a debate scheduled for today on WICC.

“Ned Lamont’s support for a Bridgeport casino is as solid as melting ice cream. He’s been straddling this issue for months, trying to have it both ways.  Lamont’s lack of support for the building of a casino-entertainment complex which will create over 7,000 jobs, generate hundreds of millions in revenue, and jump start economic opportunity for the Bridgeport-New Haven region should concern every resident,” said Ganim.

Ganim noted New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, who supports Lamont, is a strong proponent of the project.

“Unlike Mayor Harp who understands the tremendous benefits of a casino for the region, Ned Lamont’s lack of support for the casino shows how out of touch he is with the needs of the people of Bridgeport and New Haven region,” said Ganim.