October 26, 2010

Congressional hopefuls debate and then debate again

In two different debates Monday, the four congressional candidates in the 1st District took sharply different stances on a wide range of issues.
U.S. Rep. John Larson, who has held the seat for a dozen years, got battered from left and right but never faltered in his defense of the record he’s compiled as one of the Democratic leaders in the House.
Larson said it was healthy for democracy to have so many voices speaking out during the campaign because “no party, no individual, holds all the answers.”
Squaring off with Larson were Republican Ann Brickley, Ken Krayeske of the Green Party and the Socialist Action Party’s Chris Hutchinson, all of whom are on the Nov. 2 ballot.
They participated in a student-sponsored debate at the Jumoke Academy in Hartford and at a Hartford Votes Coalition-sponsored faceoff at the city’s main library.
Krayeske said it is “a rarity” for an incumbent such as Larson to agree to appear with minor party candidates.
“The Democrats and Republicans don’t want anybody else to play in their sandbox,” Krayeske said.  Click here for the full story.
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