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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.

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