The 10 member Republican state convention delegation from Newtown is backing Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope in his bid for the 5th Congressional District. Cope announced in an email this week that the group considered several other candidates, two of who are from Newtown, but decided that Cope's principles most closely aligns with theirs.
At the end of serious deliberations on the merits of all of the candidates, the Newtown GOP delegation decided unanimously to stand with Cope. The delegation said that Cope has a proven track record of campaigning, winning elections and serving his constituents.
Among those seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty, are Matt Maxwell and Bill Stevens of Newtown. John Pistone of Brookfield is also looking for the GOP nomination for the 5th Congressional District.
The Connecticut Republican Party will hold its State Convention on May 9th.