Challenger faces hurdles facing injured incumbent

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — It’s difficult enough to defeat an incumbent, but Kevin Trejo is finding the task particularly challenging in his race against Sen. Andrew Maynard, who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

The Day of New London reports Trejo, a Republican, says criticizing the record of the four-term Democrat or questioning if Maynard will fulfill his duties if re-elected would hurt his own chances.

He’ll visit town committees and groups in the eight towns of the southeast Connecticut district. He’ll talk about his priorities of education, mental health and the environment.

The two candidates are set to debate Oct. 30 in Stonington, but it’s not known if Maynard will participate.

Maynard was injured in a fall outside his Stonington home in July. He’s in therapy at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain.


Information from: The Day

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