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Stefanowski, Lamont Meet In First Of Four Gubernatorial Debates

Ned Lamont
Ned Lamont Video Credit: Contributed
Bob Stefanowski
Bob Stefanowski Video Credit: Contributed

The first of four debates between the candidates for governor will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Poll
Who do you plan on voting for in the 2018 CT governor's race?
Current Results

Who do you plan on voting for in the 2018 CT governor's race?

  • Former General Electric executive Bob Stefanowski (R)
    61%
  • Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont (D)
    39%

Voters can watch the debate on MyTV9 at 7 p.m. or on WTNH.com. For more details, click here.

The debate is presented by News 8, The Day and the Garde Arts Theater in New London.

In their political ads, Republican Bob Stefanowski has tried to link Democrat Ned Lamont to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unpopular tenure. Lamont points out that Stefanowski has the backing of President Donald Trump.

Both candidates have promised to fix Connecticut's state budget and flailing economy. Stefanowski favors eliminating the state personal income tax as a way to stimulate the economy. Lamont has said Stefanowski's plan would drive up property taxes or require major school funding cuts.

Both are successful businessmen. Stefanowski is a former General Electric chief executive officer from Madison. He and Lamont, from Greenwich, also have agreed to debate on Sept. 26 as well as Oct. 18 and 30.

“While Ned Lamont is on the record saying he would continue Gov. Malloy's failed policies that have bankrupted our state, as governor, I pledge to pursue policies that promote growth, ease the burden on hard-working taxpayers, bring jobs back to our state and revitalize the Connecticut economy,” Stefanowski has said.

You can watch the TV debate live by clicking here.

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