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Democratic Senate Debate at CCSU: Susan Bysiewicz v. Chris Murphy


Today, we broadcast live from Torp Theater on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The live radio debate between candidates for the Democratic nomination for Senate.  Chris Murphy is a congressman who represents the 5th congressional district.  He is the party’s endorsed candidate heading into an August primary.

Susan Bysiewicz is the former Secretary of the State, and she qualified for the primary at the state convention.

The debate was moderated by two former candidates for statewide office themselves - Ned Lamont is a cable TV executive and professor at CCSU, who ran for both Senate and Governor.  In 2006 he was the Democratic nominee for the Senate seat - after a successful challenge to incumbent Joe Lieberman.  He later lost the general election. Oz Griebel is a Republican who is President and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance. Oz was a candidate for Governor in 2010.  

Lamont and Griebel asked the debate questions in two parts - the first a standard debate format, the second a more freewheeling conversation.

WNPR's Colin McEnroe and Mark Pazniokas from the Connecticut Mirror offered pre and post debate discussion and analysis.

More photos of the event. 

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