Stefanowski, unseen since GOP primary, agrees to four debates

August 28, 2018

Bob Stefanowski, the Republican nominee for governor who avoided his party’s five debates in the run-up to his primary win two weeks ago, has committed to only four debates before November 6, Election Day.

Stefanowski, the Madison corporate executive, has agreed to debate Democrat Ned Lamont on September 12th and 26th; and October 18 and 30. Stefanowski, who has praised President Donald Trump, has focused his campaign on the promised elimination of the personal income tax, if elected.

But he has had few public appearances and has not yet released a daily schedule, instead depending on a multi-million-dollar TV-ad campaign.

“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 said in a statement accompanying the list of debates he would attend.

Last week, Lamont chided Stefanowski over his apparent opposition to attending a September 5 debate scheduled for Hartford.

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