Casino gambling, gun laws. marijuana and the immigration status of the participants took center stage in Windsor Wednesday night as Republican candidates for governor squared off in their first debate. The event, hosted by Fox 61’s Jenn Bernstein and the Hartford Courant’s Chris Keating, was held at Windsor High School and streamed live on Facebook. Watch the debate here. The next debate is scheduled for January.
Six candidates attended the debate, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, Stamford Director of Administration Mike Handler, State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan, former U.S. Comptroller General Dave Walker, attorney Peter Lumaj, and tech consultant Steve Obsitnik. State Sen. Toni Boucher, who has formed an exploratory committee but has not announced her candidacy for any specific office, participated in the second half of the debate after getting stuck in traffic.