Stefanowski's Streak Continues; Ned's Nervous

Yesterday's caucus in Waterbury came days after a Superior Court judge ruled in case over who has control of the third party.

Stefanowksi and his running mates’ names will now appear twice on the November ballot.

The Madison resident ducked the majority of debates in the Republican primary race for governor — and it turned out to be a winning strategy. But now it's crunch time. Democrat Ned Lamont, his opposition, has already pounced with a demand for a debate between the two on September 5. How many times the rivals face off and the format — including the addition of minor party candidates to the debate stage — may not be answered for weeks as the Stefanowski and Lamont campaigns haggle behind the scenes.

The usual custom is for the perceived underdog to clamor for more debates, not fewer. That would be Stefanowski, a former investment banking executive and political newcomer - not Lamont. His debate challenge came one day after a Quinnipiac University poll showed the Greenwich telecommunications magnate with a 13 percentage point lead over Stefanowski.

Nervous, Ned? 

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