There is one less Republican seeking the GOP nomination in the 5th Congressional District race.
Matt Maxwell of Newtown has decided to bow out of the contest and is backing Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope in his bid. Maxwell said in the announcement via email that he will remain active in Connecticut politics working to grow the party. He called on supporters to continue to champion for Constitutional principles, attend Republican Town Committee meetings and actively campaign for candidates they believe in.
Among those also seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty, are Bill Stevens of Newtown and John Pistone of Brookfield.