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For Sherman, Local Ballot Goes Beyond Just Clinton Vs. Trump

Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty, left, will face challenger Clay Cope for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty, left, will face challenger Clay Cope for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHERMAN, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight is focused on the heated ballot for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

But voters in Sherman are also set to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home. And they will see a familiar name on the ballot — Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope is running for Congress.

Voters will be casting ballots in races for the U.S. Senate and House:

  • U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Richard Lion of the Libertarian Party vs. Jeffery Russell of the Green Party
  • 5th District U.S. House: Republican challenger Clay Cope vs. Democrat incumbent Elizabeth Esty

There are also races for the State Senate and the State House:

  • State Senate: Republican incumbent Michael McLachlan vs. Democrat challenger Kenneth Gucker
  • State House: Republican incumbent Richard A. Smith is running unopposed

In local elections, voters will cast ballots for registrar of voters, choosing either Democrat incumbent Bill Petkanas or Republican incumbent Shelia J. McMahon.

And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:

  • Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
  • Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
  • Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
  • Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
  • Or you can do a write-in candidate.

Click here to see a sample ballot for Sherman from the secretary of the state's website.

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