Norwalk Hour: Haskell, Boucher spar in town hall forum

“Senator, respectfully, when you say ‘some’ have implied that you think that we went too far in regulating guns after Sandy Hook, that was you. It was a forum just like this and you were running for governor at the time. It was Republicans only in the audience, I believe, and your words were ‘I think Connecticut went too far regulating guns after Sandy Hook.’”

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New Canaan Advertiser: In 2018, Values Matter

And as the appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court puts the rights of women in clear and obvious jeopardy, it will fall on the Connecticut State Senate to defend reproductive health and freedom at every turn — including access to affordable contraception, protection from deceptive pregnancy crisis centers, and comprehensive sex education in our schools.

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Wilton Bulletin: Senate candidates make their case

Haskell called Boucher out for discussing costs “when we don’t even know where tolls would go yet.” He pointed out Connecticut is the only state between Maine and North Carolina that does not have out-of-state drivers and trucking companies contribute to road maintenance as they pass through. 

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Westport News: Kraut and Steinberg clash at candidate debate

Haskell received high-praise from debate attendees, including Westport resident Nancy Axthelm who said, “He’s the brightest young guy we’ve seen in a long time,” and former Board of Finance member John Hartwell who said, “Will Haskell was by far the most articulate and the most engaging. He’s become a real superstar.”

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Letter to the Editor: All in for Haskell

It is wonderful to learn that Barack Obama has endorsed Will Haskell in his campaign against Toni Boucher in Connecticut’s 26th senate district. Will is among a handful of Connecticut candidates endorsed by President Obama, which reflects on the optimistic, forward-looking vision that Will brings to Wilton. Anyone who meets Will quickly learns how extraordinary a state senator he will be. He brings the intellect, knowledge, and energy that Wilton and the 26th need in Hartford. 

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WestportMoms: Meet Will Haskell…and learn about his Westport Mom!


My WestportMom is the hardest working person I know. As a single mom, she worked tirelessly to have a career all the while providing me with an amazing childhood filled with family and community. My mom is a force to be reckoned with — but she couldn’t have done it alone. She could rest easy knowing that she put me on the bus every morning to an amazing public school.

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Ridgefield Press: Get involved, make a difference

I knocked on more than 3,000 doors this summer, and I heard from people who are more passionate about politics now than ever. Women and men — right here in Ridgefield — who see what has gone on in our national and state governments and have a visceral reaction. They are frustrated, righteously angry and energized.

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Letter to the Editor: Support for Haskell

Will understands that the towns in South West Connecticut must work together to maximize funding, reduce duplicative waste and enhance public transparency around spending priorities. Will’s opponent, who currently serves as the co-Chair of the Transportation Committee, continues to perpetuate our region’s disarray choosing to blame others instead of advancing solutions, like transportation planning reform.

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Wilton Bulletin: Haskell refutes Boucher claim about push polls

“I'm going to spend the next 47 days like I spent the past 203; talking about issues, knocking on doors and listening to voters. I think it's worrying that our state senator has focused more on lawn signs and polls than on improving public transportation, closing the pay gap between men and women, or addressing Connecticut’s fiscal crisis.”

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Wilton Bulletin: Murphy Visit Lights Fire Under Dems

State senate candidate Will Haskell was the last to speak, who Murphy said has a “value set and a moral compass that is rare, frankly, in somebody of his age and a willingness to work his tail off.” Haskell recalled Murphy’s filibuster in the senate on gun legislation and used that as a jumping off point to say, “We in this community know what happens if guns fall into the wrong hands, the tragedy that can ensue.”

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