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Gubernatorial Debate

Choosing Our Future

CCM and News 8 to host final gubernatorial debate ahead of election

Voters have an important role in choosing the path for Connecticut’s future when they vote in the elections this year. And the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities in conjunction with News 8, the Nextstar Media Inc. television station serving Connecticut will be helping voters decide by holding the final gubernatorial debate ahead of the election during CCM’s convention on November 1 at Mohegan Sun.

CCM previously partnered with News 8 to deliver the final gubernatorial debate of the 2018 election season, and in many ways this debate is shaping up to be similar to that one – at least in the candidates. Currently, it is set to take place between incumbent Governor Ned Lamont, the Democratic candidate and Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate, both were the respective candidates in 2018.

Although, there is no current third party candidate viable in this election, all candidates who have received an average of at least 10% support in a professionally conducted nonpartisan poll will be invited to participate regardless of party affiliation.

CCM previously partnered with News 8 to deliver the final gubernatorial debate of the 2018 election season.

CCM previously partnered with News 8 to deliver the final gubernatorial debate of the 2018 election season.

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In keeping with the spirit of CCM, the candidates will be asked to speak to issues that affect our towns and cities, and ultimately the residents of Connecticut. Perennial topics like property taxes and education will be discussed, and each candidate’s views could ultimately shape the future of Connecticut if enacted. That is why it is crucial that they speak to these issues directly to the individuals who are the front-line in government – local leaders.

“News 8 is committed to providing the most comprehensive political coverage this election season,” says Rich Graziano, Vice President and General Manager of WTNH and WCTX.

“News 8 is proud to bring voters a series of key debates to help voters in our state make an educated decision this November. This and other debates, along with Connecticut’s most experienced political team, make News 8 Your Local Election Headquarters.”

“This last debate of the campaign will be a critical moment in the 2022 gubernatorial race,” said Joe Delong, CCM executive director. “The live television debate will take place in front of hundreds of municipal leaders who are eager to hear where the candidates stand on the crucial issues facing Connecticut this election year.”

Voters will go to the polls on Tues., Nov. 8, 2022. To register to vote, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/ SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Voter-Registration-Information.

For more information regarding the upcoming elections, including early voting dates, polling locations and voter identification requirements, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/ V5-Side-Navigation/ELE---Voter-Information.