Connecticut candidates for governor campaigning in final days before election

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After months of campaign stops and debates, it all comes down to this week for the gubernatorial candidates in Connecticut. All of them are vying for the state’s top job.    

As Your Local Election Headquarters, News 8 has been keeping a close eye on the busy campaign schedules over the weekend.

This is the final push before Election Day. as Ned Lamont, Bob Stefanowski and Oz Griebel are all traversing the state and talking to as many voters in as many towns as possible. 

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Ned Lamont joined democratic leaders at a senior housing facility in New Haven on Sunday evening, vowing to reduce property taxes for the middle class, support a woman’s right to choose and invest in education.

“I’m going to come up there and bring real, fundamental change,” Lamont said.  “Streamline services, hold the line on taxes and get us an honestly balanced budget.  First one we’ve probably honestly had in close to a decade.”

News 8 caught up with Stefanowski earlier in the afternoon at a rally at United Concrete Products in Wallingford. The crowd there was fired up and excited for Election Day. They were optimistic that this is a year for change. Stefanowski has been campaigning on a platform of lower taxes, less regulation and rebuilding the state’s failing economy.

“I’ve been consistent for over a year now,” Stefanowski said.  “Lower taxes, less spending.  Ned has been all over the board. People don’t really know what he stands for but I think it’s going to be taxes and tolls and exactly the same policy we’ve had for eight years and we can’t afford it anymore.” 

Petitioning candidate for governor Oz Griebel believes he can appeal to voters in both parties who are fed up and don’t buy what other candidates are pitching. 

“The idea you can run government like business is preposterous,” Griebel said.  “That’s not what government is for. It’s there to create the environment for job growth.  It’s there to invest in transportation, education, the most vulnerable around us.” 

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