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Connecticut Republicans Nominate Gerry Smith But Face an August Primary

Beacon Falls First Selectman Gerry Smith speaks to the Connecticut Republican Party convention Monday, May 13, 2024, after winning the nomination of U.S. Senate at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Photo credit: Brian Scott-Smith, CTNewsJunkie

Smith is the only candidate with experience in elected office.

By Brian Scott-Smith, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The Connecticut Republican Party nominated Beacon Falls First Selectman Gerry Smith to challenge U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy for his seat in November on Monday at the party’s convention at Central Connecticut State University.

Despite getting 68% of the votes in the four-way contest, Smith is likely facing a primary challenge from U.S. Navy Veteran Matt Corey, who got 29% of the vote to take second place and surpass the 15% minimum threshold required for a primary. If he goes through with it, the primary will take place Aug. 13.

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