By Scott Benjamin BETHEL – Dan Carter believes the answer to Connecticut’s fiscal and transportation woes is for Democratic and Republican lawmakers to share anecdotes over 7-ounce sirloin cooked medium, garden salad, Cole Slaw, Coca Cola and a choice of cheese cake or apple pie over a white table cloth. Carter, who nearly 30 years ago was piloting Air Force helicopters during Operation Desert Storm, represented the Second District in the state House of Representatives for six years before his ambitions extended to running for the U.S. Senate in a state that hasn’t elected a Republican to that esteemed body since Rubik’s Cube became popular. The Bethel Republican is seeking his former state House seat and said in an interview that veteran legislators have told him that years ago, prior to his initial election in 2010, members of both parties used to “go out to dinner together.” “Those are the days that we need to get back to,” he added. “That bipartisanship is slowly deteriorating,” Carter said regarding the scuffles not only between the two major parties but within the Democratic Party. Former state Comptroller and two-time Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill Curry of Farmington wrote in CT Mirror in January… Read full this story
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