Connecticut Dem signs off on worst campaign slogan, maybe ever: ‘It’s the dad joke of slogans’

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Democrats may have picked Ned Lamont as Connecticut’s gubernatorial candidate but some are wondering who picked his campaign slogan.

The wealthy businessman and activist has never served in the legislature or held a statewide office although he was defeated in a bid for Connecticut governor in 2010 and ran unsuccessfully against Sen. Joe Lieberman in 2006.

Lamont’s current political strategy to secure the election in November, however, is being questioned by those who have seen his campaign slogan.

Twitter users were perplexed by how the Democrat approved the slogan which adorns posters and campaign materials.

Others just got creative.

The 64-year-old, who beat Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim for the party’s nomination, touts his support of progressive ideas in the party’s agenda, like hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and has the financial advantage in the race which has been endorsed by about 30 unions.

Lamont’s rousing defeat of his opponent followed Ganim’s time in federal prison for a conviction on 16 felonies in a public corruption scheme while he was mayor.

For many, Lamont’s ill-advised slogan attempt to be funny and memorable seems to have backfired, providing voters with one particular word that cannot be unseen.

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