Jabs, agreement, in 5th District

The four Republican candidates in last night’s 5th Congressional District debate at Brookfield High School agreed on a whole lot.

As Bob Miller writes:

They said they favor lower taxes and less government spending and less government in general. They said they oppose government regulations on businesses. They said they don’t like Gov. Dannel P. Malloy or the Democratic majority in the General Assembly.

They said they strongly oppose the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, with Roraback saying he believes the legislation is the biggest hindrance facing middle-class Americans today.

But that isn’t to say there weren’t plenty of jabs, many of which centered around the federal investigation focusing on work done by former Gov. John Rowland on behalf of Lisa Wilson-Foley.

The GOP’s advantage over Democratic House Speaker Chris Donovan — whose campaign is at the center of an FBI probe that has resulted in eight arrests — would be moot were Wilson-Foley the GOP nominee, several candidates argued.

As Afghanistan war veteran Justin Bernier put it: “Why would we take Chris Donovan‘s greatest weakness off the table?”

Ben Doody