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NEW HAVEN, CT — A Hartford bartender walks into a New Haven bar on Halloween night.

He’s not there to serve drinks, or to judge the costume contest. He’s there to run for U.S. Senate.

On Wednesday night, that visitor was Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matthew Corey. He stopped by the East Rock barbeque restaurant Bull & Swine for the neighborhood bar’s Halloween costume party and State Street Spook Fest.

Corey, a Manchester resident who spent 16 years running the recently closed McKinnon’s Irish Pub in downtown Hartford, showed up because he thought that Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski was going to make an appearance.

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