Not all the candidates for Senate will be debating

Reads like McMahon and Blumenthal won’t attend if I’m included:

Not all the candidates for Senate will be debating

By David Collins
Publication: The Day

Now that a final schedule of televised debates for Connecticut’s Senate race seems to be coalescing, it is becoming clear to the two independent candidates on the ballot that they are not going to be included.

Warren Mosler, the exotic car manufacturer who petitioned his way onto the ballot as the candidate for the The Independent Party, sent out a cheery press release last week saying he had been accepted by the vetting committee of the League of Women Voters to be included in their Senate debates.

Alas, a spokesman for the group explained to me this week that it is having a hard time getting commitments from other candidates and a broadcast television partner.

So far, there are officially no televised League of Women Voters Senate debates for Mosler to be included in.

I suspect, from what I heard from the league, that the major party candidates, Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon, would not want to participate in a debate in which they would share the stage with the two minority party candidates who are also on the ballot.

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