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Clinton First Selectman Candidates Debate
Hosted and Conducted by the Morgan School Political Club

Primary winners Kirk Carr (R) and Christine Goupil (D) face off in a 1-hour debate hosted by the Morgan School Political Club. Student panelists include: Sarah Auletta, Ella Franzoni and Wyatt Rue.

September 12 Primary Results Resoundingly Reject Incumbents.

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Choice is an illusion for municipal voters. Seventy people, 35 Democrats and 35 Republicans, control who will run the Town. These are the members of the respective Democrat and Republican Town Committees. And just a few from each committee control the search function that recommends and largely decides who will appear on the ballot. Then the voters vote and all but one or two candidates for each office win seats to run the Town. And these people are under undue influence of the people who control the search committees. The result is a system of chronic cronyism that invites favoritism and corruption.

High and increasing taxes are merely a symptom of this self-serving system that is immune to voters’ preference and indifferent to taxpayers’ suffering.

The primary process is the only means by which these political monopolies can be broken and power restored to voters.