International: US President Donald Trump has come out victorious in Connecticut’s Republican presidential primary.
President Trump on Tuesday defeated California real estate developer and perennial candidate Rocky De La Fuente. Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld and former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh were also in the race but later withdrew.
Connecticut Republican Party chair J R Romano had criticized the Secretary of State Denise Merrill for holding a GOP primary. J R Romano said that it was a waste of money for communities because Trump faced no viable competition. Merrill argued that she was following state law.
Meanwhile, De La Fuente was endorsed by the Alliance and Reform parties and has appeared on the ballot in at least a half dozen states as a Republican. He is the onetime owner of more than two dozen car dealerships.
It is worth mentioning that in 2016, Connecticut went for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Trump by about 13 percentage points.