Though Staying Active, Lamont Skips House Bid

Posted February 15, 2007 at 9:52am

Ned Lamont, the millionaire businessman who snatched the Democratic Senate nomination from Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID) last year, apparently does not want to be a Congressman.

Lamont, who lost to Lieberman in November after Lieberman created his own third party to run in the general election, told the Connecticut Democratic Party chairwoman that he does not want to challenge Rep. Christopher Shays (R) next year, according to the Connecticut Post.

Shays is the last Republican remaining in the Constitution State’s delegation.

While a Congressional bid looks unlikely, Lamont is keeping up with liberal activists and sending missives to subscribers of NedLamont.com.

On Tuesday he sent an e-mail to supporters encouraging them to get behind legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D), and others, dealing with the Military Commissions Act, which authorized the government to try terrorism suspects in military tribunals.

Last month, he threw a reunion for his “Nedheads” at a New Haven bar.

— Nicole Duran