Debates between rivals and discussion forums in races for the Connecticut General Assembly and U.S. Congress continue to take place throughout the state in October.

Here’s next week’s schedule (We’re updating the list daily; see the full schedule at

Monday, Oct. 15

2nd Congressional Forum
Joe Courtney (D) and Paul Formica (R)
Noon; Online at

Hartford Legislative Forum
State Senate and House Candidates
6 pm, Hartford Public Library

Tuesday, Oct. 16

34th State Senate Debate
Len Fasano (R) vs. Steve Fontana (D)
8 am, Ulbrich Stainless Steel, North Haven

1st Congressional Roundtable
John Larson (D)
5:30 pm, Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

5th Congressional Debate
Elizabeth Esty (D) vs. Andrew Roraback (R)
7 pm, Warner Theatre, Torrington

12th State Senate Debate
Cindy Cartier (R) vs. Ed Meyer (D)
7 pm, Woodwinds, Branford

Wednesday, Oct. 17

1st Congressional Forum
John Decker (R) and John Larson (D)
Noon, The Hartford Club, Hartford

33rd State Senate District Debate
4 pm, Valley Regional High School
Deep River, Connecticut

Thursday, Oct. 18

4th Congressional District Debate
Jim Himes (D) vs. Steve Obsitnik
Noon, Norwalk Inn & Conference Center

Saturday, Oct. 20

5th Congressional Debate
Elizabeth Esty (D) vs. Andrew Roraback (R)
2 pm, Trinity on Main, New Britain


These events are excellent ways to learn more about the candidates and what they would do if elected.

Another way to find out is to visit CBIA’s Election 2012 website, where you can learn more about the candidates, their priorities and their experience.