Republicans to campaign in Connecticut

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during an election night watch party Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The upcoming Connecticut primary could play a key role in the Republican race for the White House.

Carlton Depeyster is undecided, and is considering all the candidates, Democrat and Republican. If Trump or Cruz or Kasich come to Connecticut, he wants to hear what they have to say, but especially Trump.

“You have a lot of Hispanics and a lot of blacks, I want to know what Trump is going to say, I mean is he going to say something nice? Or is he going to say something offensive and hope that we still support him.”

While the Democratic primary is all but decided, it’s still up for grabs and too close to call for the Republicans, which makes Connecticut’s delegates important to the candidates. Especially, says J.R. Romano the state Republican Party Chairman, since our state is not winner take all.

“It is broken down on who wins each congressional district, so Connecticut, in that respect, is going to turn into a very exciting place in the next several days,” said Romano.

So, as Trump or Cruz or Kasich campaign across the country in the other states, Romano says they are scouting Connecticut, getting ready for our primary.

“I have gotten a couple of calls from the campaigns in regards to some logistical questions from an infrastructure standpoint location to set up shop. So Connecticut is going to play a role in this because now they are fighting for every delegate,” said Romano.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is coming to Connecticut on Friday. She’ll be stopping in Litchfield County for a fundraiser.

Connecticut’s primary is April 26.

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