Andrew M. Maynard

Connecticut Supporters Target 'Trump Country' In State

Connecticut Supporters Target 'Trump Country' In State

In working-class areas like the Naugatuck Valley and eastern Connecticut, Republican Donald J. Trump has tapped into the deep voter discontent of disaffected independents and blue-collar Democrats.

With less than six weeks before Election Day, state Republicans are hoping to capitalize from a "spillover" effect from the Trump race. It's an attempt to tip the balance in tight legislative races in targeted communities in the state House and Senate.

In the Naugatuck Valley, no one knows that better than state Rep. Theresa Conroy, a three-term incumbent Democrat from Seymour who is fighting for her political life in a swing district.

Conroy is not only battling...