Former state Representative Dan Carter, who is running for his old seat, is taking aim at the freshman lawmaker currently representing Bethel, Danbury and Redding. Democrat Raghib Allie-Brennan called for a 2012 bill proposal about holding utilities accountable to be resurrected. Carter says the cost of credits to ratepayers impacted by outages would have been borne by all customers. He touted passage of a different bill that would have sent fines for failing to perform to ratepayers as credits. Carter says in this measure the fines were not to be recouped with higher electric rates, offering protection to ratepayers and letting shareholders bear the cost. The bill passed unanimously in the House and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Malloy.