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Hats tossed, some stovepipe style, at Lincoln Day dinner

KENT — The political season opened at the Bull’s Bridge Inn in Kent on Sunday evening, Feb. 11, with candidates for statewide offices making appearances at the Kent Republican Town Committee’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.

The candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of the state and treasurer had two minutes to speak — three if they were willing to wear the Lincoln-esque stovepipe hat. The time limit was enforced (with a smile) by moderator Vince LaFontan.

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