The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce is sponsoring two nights of debates this month in Bristol.
On Thursday, Oct. 21, in state House debates that will be held at City Hall, the candidates from the 77th and 79th district will grab the spotlight.
In the 77th, Democratic incumbent Chris Wright face Republican challenger Jill Fitzgerald.
In the 79th, GOP challenger Peter Del Mastro is taking aim at Democratic incumbent Frank Nicastro.
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Chippens Hill Middle School, the contenders for the 31st state Senate district and the 78th House district get their turn.
In the 78th, two newcomers are squaring off: Democrat Rich Covello and Republican Whit Betts. The seat is open for the first time since 1994 because state Rep. Bill Hamzy is stepping down.
In the 31st District, as readers of this blog are painfully aware, state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Democrat, is facing a tough battle from Republican Jason Welch.
The debates each night are slated to last from 7 to 9 p.m. so I assume each district's will last about an hour.
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