There's little money coming into the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. According to the latest federal filing, endorsed candidate Matthew Corey has raised about $28,000. Challenger Dominic Rapini has raised $173,000, though $50,000 was a personal loan to his campaign.
Both are looking to unseat Democratic incumbent Chris Murphy.
Corey is the GOP's endorsed candidate. He is a Navy veteran who owns a Hartford bar and a commercial window-washing company. The 54-year old ran twice against 1st District Congressman John Larson.
Rapini, a 57-year old political newcomer, is an account manager for Apple. The CT Mirror reports that they both back a southern border wall and want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Both have criticized Murphy for his support of gun restrictions.
Rapini wants to address a skills gap by better aligning vocational school education with the needs of manufacturers. Corey has called for abolishing the federal Department of Education and giving a tax credit to parents who home school. He wants to raise the retirement age to access Social Security and the contribution cap on the Social Security tax.