SHU hosts Democratic gubernatorial debate

<p>Democrats hoping to be the next governor of Connecticut squared off in a debate Thursday at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2018, 7:56 PM

Updated 2,147 days ago

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Two Democrats hoping to be the next governor of Connecticut squared off in a debate Thursday afternoon at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.
Greenwich millionaire Ned Lamont is facing a challenge from Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim.
Both candidates rejected Gov. Dannel Malloy's controversial $10 million study on highway tolls in the state.
Lamont gave a lukewarm endorsement for an MGM casino proposed for Bridgeport, of which Ganim has been in favor. The project could jeopardize $200 million in slot revenues from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.
Republicans on Thursday launched an effort to stop the aforementioned toll study and are trying to force a special session of the Legislature. So far, 66 lawmakers have signed on to the effort. They need 29 more to agree.
Sacred Heart University hosted a debate with the five Republican candidates on Tuesday.


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