How the candidates chose their Connecticut stops

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– As each candidate shakes hands, talks with voters, and tries to rally support in the Constitution state there is some political strategy when it comes to where they visit.

The Former Secretary of State stopped in New Haven not just because she went to school here, Quinnipiac Professor and Political analyst Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean says it’s all about the make-up of who lives in the Elm City.

“The Clintons have ties to New Haven, but it’s also the background of residents in New Haven. As it has extreme wealth and also extreme struggle,” said Brown-Dean.

That’s compared to Donald Trump’s visits in Waterbury and Bridgeport.

“Waterbury and Bridgeport are cities that tend to struggle in getting that attention. So Trump says I want to reach out to working class voters to let them know why they should support me and not the other candidate,” said Brown-Dean.

Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped in Glastonbury Friday. The only major candidate to not step foot in the state ahead of Tuesday was Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Instead, he opened a campaign headquarters yesterday in Ellington.

“It’s really a misstep for him not to make an appearance here. This is the first time in a long time where Connecticut is at play and where Connecticut’s delegate count could really benefit those candidates,” said Brown-Dean.

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