After winning their respective primaries Tuesday night, Linda E. McMahon and are now focused on winning the race to United States Senate and local party leaders explained to Patch why their candidate has the best chance of winning.
According to the Vice-Chairman of the Rocky Hill Republican Town Committee Michael Casasanta, the former CEO Of WWE is focused on a more "individual" approach and that helped her gather enough votes to win the Republican primary.
"She has really gone out of her way to try and reach out to the individual," he said in an interview with Patch Tuesday night. "She tried to connect one on one with the average person. Her campaign has worked hard at getting her to meet with small groups."
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Rocky Hill Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Carol deBear said Tuesday night Murphy was able to win the Democratic primary over Susan Bysiewicz because of his "experience." Murphy has been the U.S. Representative from Connecticut's 5th Congressional District since 2007.
"We are absolutely behind Chris Murphy," she said.
Rocky Hill Town Council Member Larry deBear said as a former Secretary of the State Bysiewicz had "statewide exposure" and visited Rocky Hill several times. Murphy has not visited Rocky Hill often, though he made a campaign stop earlier this week at the .
"This is a good win for Chris," Larry deBear said about the Democratic primary victory. "And hopefully, that will carry statewide for him."
In 2010, McMahon lost to former Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as they both vied to take over the seat that was vacated by the retiring Christopher Dodd. Casasanta said he felt "tried a lot harder" in this campaign.
"Hopefully come November, Linda will be our new United States senator," Casasanta said.