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McKinney Challenges Republicans To Ambitious Debate Schedule

by Staff Report | Feb 18, 2014 5:48pm
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Posted to: Election 2014

CTNJ file photo Sen. Senate Minority Leader John McKinney challenged his fellow Republican gubernatorial candidates to a series of 10 debates before the May 17 nominating convention.

“Connecticut Republicans deserve the opportunity to ask questions and hear first-hand from the candidates they will choose between for the Republican nomination,” McKinney said. “The nomination should not be decided by 30-second television ads, three sentence sound bites, and glossy oversized mail pieces.”

The number is ambitious, especially in the middle of a legislative session.

But Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, one of the four Republican candidates, said he’s up for 20 debates.

“Make it 20. I’m in,” Boughton said.

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posted by: Art Vandelay | February 19, 2014  12:51am

The wisest move McKinney could make for the Republican Party is to bow out of the race.  He represents everything which is wrong about the Republican Party and its leadership in this state.

posted by: GBear423 | February 19, 2014  8:05am


I think the National Primaries prove that too many debates can wear out the public. 3 to 4 well moderated debates.  Any more and our fast food culture will become bored with all candidates. Sad but seemingly the case.

posted by: DrHunterSThompson | February 20, 2014  5:38pm


Nobody will watch this bunch blabber once, let alone 10 or 20 times. There is just no entertainment value.