Stefanowski bases ad on Lamont’s ‘offhand comment’ about

Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he was frustrated last fall when he suggested, wrongly, that Annie Lamont, a successful venture capitalist, preferred investing in Tennessee over Connecticut due to the political and potential ethical complications inherent in doing business in a state led by her husband.

“Unfortunately, that’s it for Connecticut companies,” Lamont said on Nov. 30, responding to criticism that his wife’s firm, Oak HC/FT, had early investments in two companies that later did business with the state. “Annie’s in Nashville setting up companies there, because Connecticut’s pretty complicated.”