WATCH: Republican candidates hold second debate in 2018 race for Governor

Connecticut Republicans debate in the first Gubernatorial Debate of the 2018 election season, December 6, 2017 (WTNH)

HEBRON, Conn. (WTNH) — Nine Republican candidates took the stage in Hebron Wednesday to debate the issues facing voters, and made their case to become Connecticut’s next Governor.

The debate is took place on Wednesday night at RHAM High School, located at 85 Wall Street in Hebron. The debate was held by the Connecticut Republican Party, in association with the Andover, Hebron, Marlborough, and Montville town committees.

News 8 streamed the debate live on Facebook and Connecticut residents participated in the conversation:

The following Republican candidates participated:

Mark Boughton – Mayor of Danbury

Michael Handler – Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Stamford

Peter Lumaj – Fairfield-based attorney, ran for Secretary of the State in 2014

Prasad Srinivasan – Medical Doctor and State Representative, 31st district, representing Glastonbury

David Walker – Former U.S. Comptroller General

Steve Obsitnik – Entrepreneur and tech consultant

Tim Herbst – First Selectman of Trumbull

Toni Boucher – State Senator representing Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, Wilton.

Mark Lauretti – Mayor of Shelton

The debate happened LIVE on the News 8 Facebook page which began at 6:30 p.m. Capitol Report host Tom Dudchik and News 8 Investigative Reporter George Colli had a special preview on the News 8 Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. Tom and George will also be responding to your comments during the debate in the comments section on facebook, and will have a full recap on News 8 at 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.

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