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    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    All candidates should participate in public financing

    The vast majority of Bob Stefanowski’s gubernatorial campaign funding comes from his personal coffers from his consulting business “that advises companies on ... corporate strategy in the areas of health care [and] energy.”

    Between his previous run for governor and his current campaign, Stefanowski greatly increased the amount he is personally being paid by business clients who are unknown to the public.

    Why do you think that companies which operate in areas including health care and energy put money into the pockets of potentially the next governor of the state of Connecticut?

    It is already bad enough that corporations pour money into the campaigns of candidates for public office in order to buy their votes, but Stefanowski’s scheme has gone far beyond the all too regular campaign finance corruption by giving these interested parties an avenue to put money into his personal bank accounts, which he then turns around and lends to his campaign!

    This is completely absurd!

    At a bare minimum, we must require public financing for all candidates for public office!

    Nick Gauthier

    The writer is a candidate for state Representative District 38, Waterford & Montville

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