Connecticut Dems Blumenthal and Lamont Refuse to Debate Republican Opponents – Debate Is Canceled
Phony hero Richard Blumenthal is refusing to debate his Republican opponent, Leora Levy, for the Connecticut Senate race.
Levy shares on her website that she is “Proud to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman for the State of Connecticut since 2016. Leora was born in Havana, Cuba and escaped Castro’s Communist Revolution with her family in 1960. She was honored to be nominated by President Donald Trump to be the US Ambassador to Chile in October of 2019.”
“Leora has always felt that her life has been a blessed one. The driving principles of her life have been inspired by the concept of ‘tikkun olam,’ ‘to repair the world: to raise her sons well, to give back to her community and to her country for those blessings from which she has benefited.’ The United States has been a haven and heaven for her family.”
Governor Ned Lamont is just as fearful of open debate and is refusing to debate his opponent in the governor’s race, Bob Stefanowski.
Stefanowski shares on his website, “Bob’s experience spans the globe and includes positions as Chief Executive of some of the world’s largest companies, including General Electric, formerly based in Connecticut, and UBS. Bob’s financial expertise is exactly what Connecticut needs to root out waste, fraud and abuse, and make sure every dollar that is paid by taxpayers is spent with respect for the hard work that went into earning it.”
“As an executive and global business leader, Bob has taken on tough assignments, reforming business practices to create a culture of transparency, fairness and accountability. Bob is not afraid to make unpopular decisions if it means doing what’s right.”
The debate was to be held Thursday evening at Fairfield University.
Connecticut Public reports that Blumenthal and and Stefanowski “are refusing the opportunity to debate.”
The Fairfield Mirror, a student publication for Fairfield University, reports:
On Oct. 18, Connecticut Public sent an email to students registered for the Connecticut senator and governor debates that were supposed to occur at Fairfield University relaying the event will be canceled due to “candidate non-participation.”
The email went on further to state, “incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Governor Ned Lamont’s campaigns turned down the invitations to their respective debates.”
It continued to go on to say that, “both campaigns confirmed their decisions with Connecticut Public and the League of Women’s Voters Connecticut this week.”
Connecticut Public goes on to explain that “the debate series was the first of its kind with the goal of distributing important candidate conversations ahead of the midterm election, free to the public via Connecticut Public’s broadcast and digital platforms.”
“We have been thrilled with the level of interest and participation in these debates, which were all held at college and university campuses throughout Connecticut to bring students and more young people into the political process first-hand,” said Laura Smits, President of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut. “That’s what makes it all the more disappointing that Senator Blumenthal and Governor Lamont turned down this collaboration between Connecticut Public and the League—two non-profit organizations with a reputation for non-partisanships and civic engagement.”
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