As predicted here earlier this morning, Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont has changed his mind and will debate rival Dan Malloy on WFSB-TV (Chnl 3) and WNRP radio/CPTV Tuesday.

Malloy says he is pleased with the development. “I’m glad Ned’s finally agreed to debate.   I hope he’ll join me in asking The Day of New London and Ch. 8 to consider hosting one in prime time at the Garde in New London, given that they were ready to do it on July 27th.  And I’m glad that Ned will now join me on Aug. 3 for the Ch. 3/CT Public Broadcasting Network debate in Rocky Hill.  And if there are other media outlets willing to host one, I’d love to do it…I hope Ned will agree to a wide open format that allows us to engage each other directly in a real conversation.  Ned himself has said he doesn’t like the ‘1 minute canned response format.'”