Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope wants to bring his brand of small-town politics to Washington.
Cope will be joining the Republican field in the 5th Congressional District, seeking the nomination to challenge Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty in November. He'll make an official announcement at Danbury City Hall at noon Wednesday.
"I try every day to be a person of good character and make a difference," Cope said Tuesday. "I'm a consensus builder. I enjoy the leadership aspect … but I also enjoy pushing my sleeves up and going to work."
Cope's political career began more out of community involvement than any grand ambitions. Helping out with a...