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A comment on Will Haskell’s age drew boos from the large crowd of voters at Tuesday night’s forum for local candidates running for state office. A near-capacity crowd filled the Middlebrook auditorium, which holds 650 people, to hear from Haskell, the Democratic candidate for the 26th state Senate District and the incumbent he is challenging, Republican Toni Boucher.
Also on the dais on Oct. 16 were candidates for the 125th state House District — incumbent Republican Tom O’Dea and Democratic challenger Ross Tartell and 143rd state House District candidates incumbent Republican Gail Lavielle and Democratic challenger Stephanie Thomas. (See related story.) The event was moderated by Jean Rabinow of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut who threatened to end the event following the disruption.