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A bare-knuckle GOP debate about character, taxes — and reality

FAIRFIELD — A question about eliminating the income tax sparked a protracted exchange of charges, countercharges and insults Tuesday between the two Republican gubernatorial contenders with the least political experience and biggest television advertising budgets: businessmen David Stemerman of Greenwich and Bob Stefanowski of Madison. Continue Reading →

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Foley-McKinney debate echoes their TV ads

The first of two televised debates between Republicans Tom Foley and John P. McKinney was less an exploration of policy differences than an effort to define each other and the Democrat they hope to succeed, Dannel P. Malloy. Foley painted McKinney as an insider; McKinney depicted Foley as too bland, cautious and vague to lead. Continue Reading →

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