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OP-ED | Blaming Connecticut Republicans for Overdue Reforms? That’s a Stretch

My CTNewsJunkie colleague Terry Cowgill wrote recently that Connecticut Republicans need to do some soul searching following the Republican Party primary for US Senate – former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, a moderate, lost to Leora Levy, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump a few days before the vote. Or more specifically as Cowgill framed it, “What happens when a political party gets wiped out in elections?” The premise appears to be that Republicans keep nominating candidates who are too far to the right to be able to compete in the general election.