This is the season for debates as candidates look to get some name recognition and face time with voters before election day. The League of Women Voters is holding a 5th Congressional Debate tonight. Incumbent freshman Democrat Elizabeth Esty is looking to be elected to a second term. Republican challenger Mark Greenberg is looking to unseat her. Greenberg lost primaries in 2010 and 2012 for the same position.
The two have already sparred over trivia things such as campaign contribution buttons on websites and emails about serious topics and also the number of debates that they would participate in. Their campaign commercials have focused on Social Security, veterans and the in-fighting in Congress.
The debate tonight is at the Portuguese Cultural Center at 7pm. The panelists will include reporters from WLAD, the Newstimes and the Tribuna.
There is also a petitioning candidate in the race, John Pistone of Brookfield.