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GOP Gubernatorial Debate Held in Stamford

Hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County

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Stamford, CT | Added on April 30, 2014 At 03:23 PM

Republican candidates in the race for Governor faced off Wednesday in Stamford.

There, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Avon attorney Martha Dean, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, State Senator John McKinney and businessman Joe Visconti answered questions from a panel.  They're all running to unseat incumbent Governor Dannel Malloy who is seeking a second term.

Not present today was Republican Tom Foley, who ran against Malloy in 2010.  A recent Quinnipiac poll released in March shows a 42 to 42 percent tie between Foley and Malloy when voters were asked who they would select between the two candidates.  Quinnipiac conducted the survey from February 26 to March 2, polling 1,878 registered voters.

The poll also revealing between 72 and 89 percent of voters say they don't know enough about the other Republican candidates to form an opinion.

That's one reason the Business Council of Fairfield County hosted the pre-convention debate Wednesday; so people could learn more about them.  They were asked questions ranging from economic development to their views on the Mass Transit Authority and the state's gun laws.  

Expanded video to come showing their full responses on It's Relevant.  

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