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Eastern to Host Candidate Meet and Greet

Written by Kate Harner

Willimantic, CT -- Eastern Connecticut State University's Conservatives/Libertarians Club, in coordination with Eastern's Student Government Association, will sponsor a candidate meet and greet from 3 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. The public is invited. Admission is free.

The candidates include Gubernatorial candidates Dan Malloy (D) and Tom Marsh (I); Denise Merrill (D) for Secretary of State; Martha Dean (R) for Attorney General; Christopher Hutchinson (I), First District; Janet Peckinpaugh (R), Second District; G. Scott Deshefy (Green), Second District; Charlie Pillsbury (Green), Third District; Matthew Joseff (I), Third District; a representative for Jerry Labriola (R), Third District; Carl Vassar (L); and U.S. Senate candidates Warren Mosler (D), John Mertens (Connecticut For Lieberman) and Brian Keith Scott.

Each candidate will have three to five minutes to present their platform, followed by a question and answer period. David Green '12, president of the Conservatives/Libertarians Club, will moderate the panel and supervise discussion.

"As an organization, we believe voting to be a fundamental civic right that we should all embrace," said Green. "It is our goal to give Eastern students, faculty and staff, as well as the surrounding community, the ability to make informed decisions on whom to vote for in this upcoming November election."

For more information, contact the Conservatives/Libertarians Club at conservatives@my.easternct.edu.

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