"I think I'm a pretty different breed of cat," he said. "I think people know I'm willing to stand up and tell the truth."
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In an interview with The Associated Press, Lamont said he sold the company several years ago and has since been focusing his time on teaching political science and public policy classes at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
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