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Maxwell ends his bid for Congress

Cross post from HatCityBLOG

Well, that didn’t last long…

Matt Maxwell of Newtown is ending his bid for the Republican nomination in the 5th Congressional District.

“I will remain active in Connecticut politics working to grow the party in the cities,” Maxwell wrote in an email to supporters Thursday. “I am sure, I will be knocking at your door again in support of our party’s local, state and federal candidates.”

Maxwell, who purchaes and rehabilitates homes, was among a handful of candidates looking to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in November. He said he’d be supporting Clay Cope, the first selectman in Sherman.


Maxwell had raised $4,462 in the first quarter of 2016, and lent his campaign $10,000. Other candidates seeking the party’s nomination are Bill Stevens of Newtown and John Pistone of Brookfield.

Republicans will pick candidates for the five House districts and a challenger to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal at their convention on Monday.