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Republican challenger struggles with fundraising in Fairfield County

Rep. John Shaban working in the House during a special session on Sept. 28. (Christine Stuart photo)
Rep. John Shaban working in the House during a special session on Sept. 28. (Christine Stuart photo)

It’s not easy being a Republican in Connecticut even when you’re running in a swing district known for being generous to political candidates.

State Rep. John Shaban, a Republican from Redding who is challenging U.S. Rep. Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional District, said the traditional Republican donors stopped giving money when it became obvious that Donald Trump would be the party’s nominee.

“A lot of traditional Republican check writers who raised all that money previously bet hard on Jeb Bush, and when Trump crushed him they took their checkbooks and ran off the field,” Shaban said.

Read the full story at CTNewsJunkie.com.

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  1. Piberman

    Why blame Trump ? Democrts have a vice grip on CT politics. So far CT voters have no problem with repeated tax hikes, billion dollar budget deficits, funding corporate welfare, etc. Nor are they unhappy with CT Congressmen always supporting the White House. Timing is everything in politics. And Democrats in CT rule the roost. those that are unhappy can leave and join the CT Exodus. Who knows, maybe in another decade or two voters may change. After all no one ever plans to retire in CT. Too costly.

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