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Columnist looks at Connecticut Republicans, and sees Trump

 

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut | Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY

David Collins Staff Writer for The Day wrote a piece about Connecticut Republicans and it is getting some attention.

“One interesting comment that caught my attention in the many thorough video interviews with 2018 General Assembly candidates on www.theday.com was something said by Bob Statchen, the Air Force veteran who is running against state Sen. Heather Somers for the 18th District seat she holds.

“First, Connecticut has to remember how great it is, and how we are a good state with many strengths,” Statchen said, going on to talk about the high number of Connecticut employees with advanced degrees, a high national ranking for private research and development investment and a leadership role in advanced manufacturing, for which the state is known around the world.

Indeed, I think it is a defining characteristic in Connecticut politics, where the only optimism I hear comes from Democrats. Like Republicans on the national stage, with a dark message about immigration and demonizing a ragtag caravan of frightened Honduran refugees, I hear only pessimism from Connecticut Republicans.”

Read the full story here.

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