Trump-backed Leora Levy wins GOP primary for U.S. Senate

Former President Donald Trump-backed candidate Leora Levy won the Connecticut Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:44 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 5:36 AM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Former President Donald Trump-backed candidate Leora Levy won the Connecticut Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Levy, who had been considered an underdog, defeated her two Republican challengers, Themis Klarides and Peter Lumaj, with more than 50 percent of the vote.

She claimed victory and addressed her supporters in Greenwich on Tuesday night.

“We found hope here in America,” Levy told the crowd. “So my American dream is here. I am a candidate for the U.S. senate.”

Klarides, the state Republican party endorsed candidate, conceded at her election headquarters in Middletown. She was viewed as more moderate on social issues.

Levy will take on take on Sent. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, in November.

Last week Levy, who is a businesswoman in Greenwich, received the endorsement from Trump. She may never have been elected to office, but she’s no political outsider. She is a member of the Republican National Committee.

She released a statement on the win:

Polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

For a list of candidates who ran, head here.

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