Republican Gubernatorial Hopefuls Debate at Mark Twain House, in Tweets

Apr 11, 2014

The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford.
Credit Doug Butchy / Creative Commons

Republican candidates for Connecticut governor faced off in their first debate on Friday.

Five of the six candidates were at the Mark Twain House for the event: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Avon attorney Martha Dean, and former West Hartford Town Councilman Joe Visconti. Follow along with the proceedings below.

Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, the party's candidate in 2010, did not appear.

Connecticut Republicans are endorsing candidates for the party's slate on May 16 and 17. Some candidates said they hope to win enough support at the convention to wage a primary. The debate was sponsored by The Hartford Courant and Fox CT.

This report includes information from The Associated Press.