Gubernatorial debate set for the Garde

New London — Gubernatorial candidates Bob Stefanowski and Ned Lamont will debate at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in an event sponsored by The Day and WTNH News 8. It will be the first face-to-face meeting of Lamont, a Democrat, and Stefanowski, a Republican, both of whom won their respective primaries.

The debate will be televised live on WTNH News 8’s sister station, WCTX MyTV9, and streamed live on and Viewers will be able to submit questions prior to the debate at

“News 8 is proud to partner with The Day and give the people of Connecticut a voice in this gubernatorial debate,” said Rich Graziano, vice president and general manager of WTNH/WCTX. “We will provide comprehensive coverage on all platforms so that users will be able to watch the debate the way they want. The voters in our great state can trust News 8 as their local election headquarters.”

“The Day is excited to partner with WTNH and the Garde to present this debate and give voters the opportunity to assess the candidates who are asking to lead this state at a critical juncture in our history,” Day President and Publisher Pat Richardson said. “It is in keeping with our stated mission to serve as a ‘conduit connecting people with their government.’”

News 8 Chief Political Correspondent Mark Davis, Day Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere and Day Deputy Managing Editor Izaskun Larrañeta will serve as the panelists for the debate, and WTNH news anchor Ann Nyberg as the moderator. Tickets for the debate will be available through each candidate’s respective party.


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