- At tonight’s final gubernatorial debate, two days before another national school walkout, Republican candidates were unhappy when Ken Dixon asked them a question about gun violence prevention.
- The candidates, at least those who were actually willing to give up some of their debate time to answer this question, offered empty rhetoric but they refused, yet again, to say if they would support commonsense measures like banning bump stocks and expanding universal background checks.
- Some candidates didn’t even give up their time to answer the question. Republican gubernatorial candidates don’t think that gun violence prevention is worth their time.
- In 2014, the NRA spent over $10,000 on the gubernatorial race and they continue to focus on rolling back our progress. Perhaps Republicans’ silence can at least be explained by the fact that they’re hoping that the NRA focuses once again on our elections in 2018.
One less gubernatorial candidate
- This morning Toni Boucher announced she would be ending her bid for governor and remain in the State Senate. As a result of her loyalty to Trump’s Republican Party here in Connecticut and her extreme positions and votes in the Senate, we will hold her accountable and believe that voters have their chance to weigh in.