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Carly Fiorina speaks at Prescott Bush dinner in Stamford

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STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut Republicans gathered for their big annual fundraiser on Tuesday.

The Prescott Bush dinner was held in Stamford on Tuesday night. This year’s guest speaker was Carly Fiorina, who at the time invited was a presidential candidate.

Fiorna, who has said she is "horrified" by the party's frontrunner Donald Trump, may tone things down a bit on Tuesday night.

Fiorna has been very anti-Trump. Trump criticized her face and that was an issue during the campaign. 

But, now that Trump is the frontrunner, Connecticut’s GOP wants to get everyone together and support him because they don't want Hillary Clinton in the White House.

Connecticut GOP Party Chair JR Romano said Fiorna’s rhetoric would “absolutely” be toned down and behind Trump.

“I think that everyone has to realize that when we talk about the primary process, they are trying to run and you are trying to be the person who is selected. It's part of the political process,” Romano said. “But I recognize and everyone in this room recognizes that Hillary Clinton presidency would be a disaster."

The event started around 6 p.m.

Fiorina drew a crowd of about 500 people and they were expected to raise about $200,000.  

Last year, Marco Rubio was the guest speaker. Many Connecticut Republicans liked Rubio as well as John Kasich. Some moderate Republicans said they are having a difficult time supporting Trump, but they want a republican in office and may vote for Trump in November.

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