GOP gubernatorial candidates face off in Brookfield Sunday

Republican hopefuls who want a chance to take on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in this year’s gubernatorial race will be squaring off on Sunday during a debate organized by the Brookfield Republican Town Committee.

With the exception of Tom Foley, the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate four years ago, all of the Republicans who have expressed an interest in the race will attend the debate, which will be held at Brookfield High School at 5 p.m. The doors for the event, which is free and open to the public, will open at 4:30 p.m.

“I am pleased and happy that our candidates will be in Brookfield to debate the important issues to all Connecticut citizens – smaller government, reigning in spending and taxes, and cracking down on government control of Connecticut businesses,” said Brookfield RTC chairman Marty Flynn. ” We have over 700 seats in the BHS auditorium and I’d love to see them filled on February 16th!”

Danbury Attorney and former CT Speaker of the House Fran Collins will serve as moderator.  Refreshments will be available following the debate.

Dirk Perrefort