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GOP U.S. Senate race makes few waves ahead of primary

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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