Ganim Raises Nearly $800,000; Over $316,000 Cash-On-Hand

BRIDGEPORT --- Bridgeport Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Ganim has raised nearly $800,000 and has over $316,000 cash-on-hand in the race for governor.

In a campaign finance report to be filed on Tuesday, Ganim will show that he has raised $796,253.53 and has cash-on-hand of $316,193.10.

“Our grassroots campaign for governor continues to gain momentum. We are on track to raise $1,000,000 for the primary, which has always been our goal.  We have accomplished this at the same time we secured a record 32,000 petition signatures to get on the August primary ballot.  Unlike Ned Lamont, we don’t have a multi-million dollar trust fund, but the support of grassroots Democrats who want a candidate who will work to build a new Connecticut economy that works for everyone, not just a wealthy few,” said Ganim.

Ganim also reiterated his call for Lamont to listen to his running mate Susan Bysiewicz, who called on Lamont to limit his campaign spending.  Ganim has also called on Lamont to limit his primary spending to $1,000,000.

“Voters are tired of multi-millionaire candidates with no governmental experience who try to buy an election.  Ned Lamont has twice spent tens of millions to win office.  Having said he will spend at least $10,000,000 on this race, Ned Lamont is at risk of becoming the Linda McMahon of this election cycle.  Ned should listen to his own running mate and not attempt to buy his third try at statewide office,” said Ganim.