Visconti Responds to Mattei's Lobbyist Pledge

Democrat Chris Mattei's pledge not to accept contributions from lobbyists as he explores a run for governor in 2018 drew a response from Republican candidate Joe Visconti.

"Thank you Chris for standing up for integrity in government," Visconti said.

Visconti cited his own activism against the Blue Back Square redevelopment project in West Hartford as evidence of his willingness to stand up to powerful interests.

"As for your anti lobbyist request to join you, I don't believe lobbyists in Connecticut would come within miles of my campaign but I'm with you in spirit,'' Visconti told Mattei.

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