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How A Democratic Congressman Thrives In Connecticut's Trump Country

How A Democratic Congressman Thrives In Connecticut's Trump Country

Nick Grandon doesn't pay much attention to politics but he voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and he has no regrets.

"He's what we need right now,'' Grandon, 39, said as he dug into a plate of garlic bread at the Country Diner, a down-to-earth eatery tucked into a small strip mall along a busy commercial corridor. "He pushes the envelope a little bit, but it's better than the old way of doing things."

Yet Grandon, a Republican who spent 16 years in the Air Force and now works for a local manufacturing company, is also a strong supporter of Joe Courtney, who has represented Enfield and the rest of Connecticut’s 2nd District in Congress for more than a decade — and a...

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