Working families hold interviews

May 23, 2018 GMT

Connecticut’s Working Families Party held job interviews for several top-of-the-ticket candidates on Wednesday, with an eye toward possible endorsements in June.

Lindsey Farrell, executive director of the party, which has been pushing Democrats to the left, said that Ned Lamont, the endorsed Democrat for governor was among those quizzed in the party’s Hartford office. The interviews started at about 9:30 and finished shortly after noon. The party also interviewed lieutenant governor candidates Susan Bysiewicz and Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, as well as attorney general candidates William Tong and Chris Mattei.

Farrell, in a phone interview after the interviews, said that the membership surveys will decide in early June whether the party will endorse candidates with pro-worker, progressive principles in advance of the August 14 Democratic primary. Farrell said that in 2014 800 respondents filled out surveys that led to the cross endorsement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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