HARTFORD -- The Republican candidate for state treasurer challenged incumbent Democrat Denise L. Nappier to debate him Tuesday, saying that she should defend her 16-year record overseeing the state's pension system.
Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst said that Nappier has repeatedly ignored his requests for debates regarding the state's pension investments and unfunded liabilities.
"You've got to speak to the press,'' Herbst said in an inteview with The Courant. "You've got to face the music. It's one thing to ignore me, but she can't ignore the media and she can't ignore the taxpayers of the state of Connecticut.''
He added, "If you've done this job for 16 years and think you've done a good job, what are you afraid of?''
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