Connecticut Republicans endorsed Clay Cope, the first selectman of rural Sherman and one of the GOP’s few openly gay elected officials, in a landslide Monday as their congressional candidate in the 5th District. Daria Novak won a narrow contest in the 2nd District, but could face a primary from Ann Brookes.
More than $11 million has been poured into Connecticut’s congressional races. Just days from the election, explore our searchable database of who is giving to the candidates and how much they are donating. Spoiler: One part of the state far outweighs the rest.
WASHINGTON – Ebola has made a grim, unexpected appearance in the political arena and helped broaden the gulf between Democrats and Republicans running for Congress in Connecticut.
While Connecticut has helped make guns a national issue, there’s been only a little talk of them in the state’s congressional elections so far. They’ve created some stir in the race for governor, however.
Like a political assembly line, the Republican Party simultaneously churned out endorsed candidates for Congress in all five districts Friday, overwhelmingly backing two repeat candidates, Dan Debicella in the 4th and Mark Greenberg in the 5th.