ICYMI – CT Post: ‘A Sharp Rightward Turn for Connecticut Republicans’
CT GOP Gov Candidates “Embracing Embattled President Donald Trump, Adopting His Themes and Proudly Giving Him An ‘A’ For Performance
In case you missed it, The Connecticut Post profiled the Trump lovefest happening in the Connecticut Republican primary for governor. Every single one of the candidates has embraced elements of both the president’s policies and divisive rhetoric. They all recently gave Trump an “A” grade for his first eighteen months in office, which is even more illustrative of how much GOP is willing to hug Trump.
Read about the lovefest here or excerpts below:
CT Post: A Sharp Rightward Turn for Connecticut Republicans
The Republican candidates vying for their party’s nomination for governor are embracing embattled President Donald Trump, adopting his themes and proudly giving him an “A” for performance.
In doing so, the GOP is betting on a base devoted to the president — a sharp rightward turn for a party that once gave this blue state moderate Republican governors such as M. Jodi Rell and John Rowland.
“It surprised me that all five gave Trump an ‘A’,” said Ronald Schurin, a University of Connecticut political science professor.
…All five Republicans vying for the nomination support securing the borders, advocate changing collective bargaining rules, oppose gun control and offer doomsday assessments of the state’s fiscal condition.