The race for Connecticut Governor has begun at NBC Connecticut.
On Friday night, NBC Connecticut is hosting the second of two political debates involving 14 candidates for governor. Find out where they stand on the biggest issues affecting our state and the lives of all the residents.
The debate begins at 7 p.m. and will broadcast live on air and online. They will last for one hour and each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer each question.
On Thursday, we heard from Republicans who have announced their gubernatorial candidacy or expressed an interest in running:
- Financial analyst C. Duffy Acevedo
- Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
- Former U.S. Congressman Lawrence DeNardis
- Greater Hartford businessman Oz Griebel
- Lt. Governor Michael Fedele
- Former Ambassador Tom Foley
- Chester First Selectman Tom March
- Newington Mayor Jeff Wright
On Friday, we meet with the Democrats who have announced their gubernatorial candidacy or expressed an interest in running:
- Former state legislator Juan Figueroa, who has taken a leave from his role as president of Universal Health Care Foundation
- Simsbury First Selectwoman Mary Glassman
- Former U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont
- Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy
- Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi
- Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura
NBC Connecticut anchor Gerry Brooks will moderate and NBC Connecticut chief political reporter Tom Monahan will ask the questions.
On Friday, Mark Pazniokas, of the CT Mirror, will be our guest. On Thursday, Chris Powell, from the Journal Inquirer, joined our panel and asked questions.