New Milford RTC endorses Cope for Congress

Clay Cope, First Selectman of Sherman and a Republican candidate for Congress in Connecticut's 5th District, has announced he has received the endorsement of the New Milford Republican Town Committee.

The endorsement comes less than a week before the May 9 Republican Congressional Convention in Hartford and is evidence of growing momentum for the fiscally conservative, three-term first selectman.

In the endorsement statement, New Milford RTC Chair Michael Barnes, said:

“Clay Cope will bring something to Connecticut's 5th District residents that they haven’t had in 10 years: real representation,” said Michael Barnes, chairman of the committee, in the endorsement statement.

“Unlike the current Connecticut delegation’s belief that the Constitution is nothing but a dusty old piece of paper, Clay takes both the enumerated powers of the federal government and the restrictions on those powers seriously,” Barnes wrote.

“Clay supports intelligent immigration: meaningful reform while keeping our borders secure,” Barnes said in the statement.

“Clay understands that government doesn’t create jobs it can only destroy jobs with onerous regulations and high taxes,” he said. “He knows smaller government and lower taxes creates economic opportunities for all of us.”

He continued, “Under his leadership as first selectman of Sherman, Clay has demonstrated that government can be both fiscally responsible and responsive to the needs of constituents.”

“I am proud and honored to receive the endorsement of the New Milford RTC,” Cope said.

“I have worked closely with the leadership of the Town of New Milford since I took office more than four years ago,” he said. “As a Representative in Congress, I will continue that effort and expand it to work hand-in-hand with the leaders of all 41 Towns in the 5th District to assure that no community is overlooked.”

Roxbury First Selectman Barbara Henry, Warren First Selectman Craig Nelson and the RTCs of Bethel, Harwinton, Morris, New Fairfield, Plainville, Sherman, Washington and Woodbury have also endorsed Cope for Congress.