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Candidates for state treasurer spar in their only debate

State Treasurer Denise Nappier and Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst. (Courtesy of NBC Connecticut)
State Treasurer Denise Nappier and Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst. (Courtesy of NBC Connecticut)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The one and only 25-minute debate between Democratic State Treasurer Denise Nappier and her Republican challenger Tim Herbst wasn’t long enough. The two candidates sparred after the debate at NBC Connecticut’s West Hartford studio.

Max Reiss, NBC’s political reporter who helped moderate the debate, said the two candidates continued their policy discussion after the event, which was live-streamed on NBC’s website.
The microphones were silent, but the finger pointing continued in both directions after their closing statements.

While the cameras and microphones were rolling each candidate accused the other of lying about the state’s fiscal condition and the state’s unfunded pension liabilities.

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