Gov. Lamont wraps up 1st day with Inaugural Ball in Hartford

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Gov. Lamont wrapped up his first day on the job with the Governor's Inaugural Ball held at the Hartford Convention Center Wednesday.

The new governor entered through long lines of foot guards in colorful regalia.

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Supporters say it was a moment they had hoped for.

The musical headliner was former Republican congressman turned TV host Joe Scarborough and his band.

Attendees say that in an era where politics can be divisive, it felt good to have a night to feel hopeful.

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