Connecticut’s GOP Donor Stronghold Is Turning on Trump
Fairfield County’s wealthy Gold Coast — a conservative bastion where the Bush family has its roots — may be moving left in the age of President Trump, OZY reports. Residents critical of the president’s unconventional character and his tax bill, which dinged wealthy homeowners, have tightened their purse strings. In the 2014 midterms, local donors gave $14 million to Republicans, but in 2018 that figure dropped to just $11.5 million.
Is the GOP facing doom in Connecticut? Not so fast: The party has seen big gains in more rural and working-class regions of the Nutmeg State.