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Published: Wed, August 24, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

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The road to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. goes through CT.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Fairfield, Connecticut this evening, his first visit to the state since April. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the candidate scheduled to appear at 7:30 p.m.

Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, will do the same at a glitzy fundraiser in Greenwich next week.

CT has not been in Republican hands since George H.W. Bush won the state in 1988. "It's time for Trump to stop hiding".

The decision of the Trump campaign to spend time in CT has left some scratching their heads, as the state is solidly blue. "But if I was the Khans, I wouldn't have gone out on a political platform and criticized the Republican nominee and not expect to get hit back".

"Trump is operating from his usual position of wishcasting, personal fantasies, and political ignorance in a wasted effort pursing a victory in a state where he has no money to compete, no chance of a political breakthrough and no message relevant to the majority of its voters", said Rick Wilson, a GOP presidential consultant and active member of the Never Trump movement. Trump has denied that he was trying to incite violence, but his critics have termed his comments as a veiled inference to Clinton's assassination.

But Trump set up that address with extensive new complaints about the latest disastrous week of coverage and reports of campaign chaos. "There's no reason for him to be in CT".

Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is from New Britain. Both he and Trump have said on multiple occasions that CT - stuck in an economic rut and losing corporations such as Fairfield-based General Electric - could buck the trend in November. I have lived in CT.

FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver's election forecast website, calculates that Hillary Clinton has a 93.6 percent chance of winning CT in the general election. "Everyone vote for Trump", Brancato said when Trump invited to take the microphone.

"If people see states like CT turning purple or red - even though people in the state of California have backyards bigger than the state of CT - that can change minds", Higbie said.

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