Presidential campaign comes to Fairfield County

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will continue their campaigns to be candidates for president with stops in Fairfield County this weekend.
Clinton will appear in Stamford on Sunday, April 24, two days before the presidential primary here. An event is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m., which will be hosted by Gov. Dannel Malloy, and attended by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Rep. John Larson, Rep. Joe Courtney, Rep. Jim Himes, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty. Ticket prices range from $250 to $2,700. Details here.

According to the Connecticut Mirror, Clinton has by far raised the most money of all presidential contenders in the state. She has raised nearly $2.8 million in Connecticut, nearly $1.2 million of that in the last three months. Her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, has raised $962,000.

Fairfield County has been generous to both candidates, with Clinton raising $1.2 million here compared to $222,000 donated to Sanders. Sanders is expected to appear in Hartford on Monday, but details have not been announced.

The Republican candidates still in the race have not fared nearly so well in fundraising here. According to the Mirror, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has raised $278,000, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has raised about $250,000, and Donald Trump, considered the front-runner in Tuesday’s primary, has raised only about $27,000. Trump has been self-financing his campaign.

The big Connecticut money was donated earlier this year to candidates who have since dropped out of the race including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who received more than $1 million and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who raised upwards of $570,000.

Kasich will visit Glastonbury High School today, April 22, at 5:30. Details here. Trump will appear at a public rally Saturday at Crosby High School in Waterbury at 10 a.m. Tickets here. He will then go to the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport at 12:30. Tickets here.