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Blumenthal, Carter Go Head-To-Head In TV Debate

Blumenthal, Carter Go Head-To-Head In TV Debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Republican challenger Dan Carter tangled over gun control, term limits and the fundamental role of government during a meaty, issue-oriented televised debate Sunday morning.

The two candidates found small patches of common ground during the hour-long forum that aired live on WFSB Channel 3. Both men expressed hesitation about legalizing recreational marijuana and both voiced support for legalized abortion.

But there were also notable areas of philosophical disagreement. Asked about efforts to spur job-creation, Carter spoke of the need to reform the corporate tax code and control government spending. Blumenthal called for...