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First Selectman Says Rival Esty Ignores Sherman Despite Recent Visit

Clay Cope is running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in the November election for the 5th Congressional District.
Clay Cope is running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in the November election for the 5th Congressional District. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHERMAN, Conn. — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty drew criticism from a potential Republican challenger as she visited his hometown last month, according to the Connecticut Post.

Esty dropped by Sacred Grounds, a new coffee shop, but First Selectman Clay Cope said she has ignored Sherman during her three years in office and even came to town on a Monday, when Town Hall and the library are closed, the Post said.

For her part, Esty said she checked out the new roaster at Sacred Grounds and said she has been in Sherman a number of times, the Post said.

Cope is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Esty in the November election. Two other Republicans are also seeking the nomination: Matt Maxwell from the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, and John Pistone of Brookfield, who is making his third bid for the Congressional seat.

The 5th Congressional District includes Danbury, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Sherman, Bethel and Newtown in Fairfield County and extends from New Britain into the northwestern corner of Connecticut.

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