HEBRON, Conn. (WTNH) — Nine Republican candidates took the stage in Hebron Wednesday to debate the issues facing voters, and make their case to become Connecticut’s next Governor.
“Connecticut’s state government has grown too big, promised too much, and must restructure,” said David Walker of Bridgeport.
“We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem in our state,” said Michael Handler of Stamford.
They also spoke about who they voted for during the last presidential election.
“Donald Trump is not the most unpopular person in the state of Connecticut. The most unpopular person in the state of Connecticut is Dannel Malloy,” said Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst.
You can watch a replay of the debate below:
The following Republican candidates participated in the debate:
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