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Dan Haar: As State Republicans Embrace Trump, Effect On Party's Future Murky

Dan Haar: As State Republicans Embrace Trump, Effect On Party's Future Murky

Connecticut was a battleground in both primaries because Tuesday was the last gasp for Bernie Sanders and John Kasich against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But the state's role went beyond that in a way that raises questions about the character of the parties, especially for Republicans.

For all four candidates who crisscrossed Connecticut in the final days, the state offered solid demographic backing and a long tradition of hard-core supporters: Clinton's loyal Democrats, Sanders' left-wing activists, Kasich's business Republicans and Trump's angry patriots.

The contests were about the culture of these groups much more than they were about issues, even though in all...

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