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Bysiewicz Meets Stamford Senior Citizens

STAMFORD, Conn. — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Susan Bysiewicz said that, if she is elected, she will try to make sure a financial collapse like the one in 2008 never happens again. Her comment came while speaking to residents of Atria Senior Living in Stamford.

“Wall Street was a little too cozy with Washington D.C.,” Bysiewicz said of why people on Wall Street were able to get away with risky trading.

Wall Streeters won’t be the only ones getting the cold shoulde if Bysiewicz gets to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman, she said, as the candidate also hopes to limit the influence of lobbyists and special interest groups. She added that she was able to do that in Hartford as a state representative of Middletown by reaching across the aisle and gaining bi-partisan support despite being laughed at when she first mentioned it.

Her plans for D.C. also include getting rid of the corporation tax and other loopholes to help the wealthy in order to gain revenue to fund other programs, she said.

Bysiewicz will run in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary against Congressman Chris Murphy, and the winner will run in November's general election against either Linda McMahon or Christopher Shays on the Republican side.

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