Conn. Senate Democrats to face off in debate
STORRS, Conn.—The Democratic candidates for Connecticut's open Senate seat are scheduled to appear in their first debate since one candidate referred to U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy as a "whore" for his support of Israel.
The debate is scheduled for Monday at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
CT1 Media, which includes FOX CT and the Hartford Courant, is sponsoring the event. The media company issued a statement last week saying all five invited candidates had been asked to recommit to the decorum rules they originally agreed upon.
Greenwich candidate Lee Whitnum made the comments about Murphy during her closing arguments at last week's live televised debate, sponsored by WVIT-TV.
Also invited are former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits), state Rep. William Tong and Matthew Oakes of East Hartford.