"These strong petition numbers reflect that Democratic voters do not want their candidate to be selected by party insiders," said Ganim. "While some campaigns are built from the top down, ours is a diverse, inclusive campaign built from the ground up. Our grassroots campaign is fueled by hundreds of enthusiastic supporters who have fanned out across Connecticut collecting signatures, along with registering hundreds of new voters. Either with the support of 15 percent of the delegates at the Democratic convention on Saturday or through our robust petition effort, we will be on the August primary ballot to give Democratic voters a real choice, not a candidate coronated by party insiders."
Ganim has opened campaign offices in Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury and New Britain to help with the petition drive. This effort will not only make sure voters have a choice in the August primary, it will help the campaign build a grassroots organization that is inclusive and diverse.