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State Senator David Cappiello is running against a former colleague in the Hartford legislature for the 5th District seat in Congress.
The Republican is running to unseat freshman Democrat Chris Murphy. A battle between two young, polished politicians. Cappiello's positioned himself as a kind of "maverick" Republican - where have you heard that before - who's not afraid to buck party leadership.
As a member of the state legislature he was among the first to call for the resignation of scandal-ridden Republicans John Rowland and Lou DeLuca. But Cappiello's campaign has had a touch of scandal, too.
James Galante, the mob connected Danbury Trash Hauler, pleaded no contest to charges that he illegally contributed to a political action committee to support Cappiello.
But, Cappiello's also gotten lots of help from national figures - including fundraisers with President Bush and Rudy Giuliani.
Today, we welcome in David Cappiello to take your questions on the issues.
Join us for a discussion about what is expected to be a tight race. Email comments and Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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